My single speed pump is two years old. The label says it's a Pentair 7-168452-04. This week it started making this noise:
Is there some way to minimize the noise for a few days while I shop for a replacement? I'm tempted to throw a styrofoam cooler over it.
I've been wanting to get a more energy efficient pump anyway. The electricity rates here in Hawaii are the highest in the nation and our electric bill has doubled since we put in the pool. The heater rarely runs so I blame the pump.
Should I be looking at variable speed pumps? The state offers a $150 rebate on those. It's a 12,500 gallon pool with a SWG. What size pump do we need?
My wife would like to stick with the Pentair brand. Any suggestions for a specific model?