First post but I've reviewed a lot of the great information on this site and my pool has been pretty much trouble free since we moved in 4 years ago.
So my pump has started to get louder and seems to be making an inconsistent vibrating noise from the motor. It's an older single speed pump that was hooked up when we bought the house and the seals were replaced at that time. I'm thinking it's going bad, but even if it isn't, I'd like to look at more efficient options and something quieter since it's next to our bedroom. I've seen a few posts on dual speed pumps vs. vs but haven't seen recommendations for use with in-floor pop-up systems. We have a good friend that has his own pool maintenance company and he was recommending either the ecostar or intelliflo but I'm wondering whether that is overkill for our set up when we could go for a dual speed pump (high for the pop-ups and spa and low majority of the time for turnover).
We don't have any sort of automation and haven't planned on it for this house since its our first home and will likely be here for a maximum of 5 more years. Please let me know if you need any other info or what my best pump options would be,