Hi, my pool guy installed a new pump when I moved into the house about a year and a half ago as I knew nothing about pools and the old pump was locked up. He replaced the old Hayward Super Pump with a Centurion Century B229SE which is a single speed 1.5 HP pump. With minimal use (pool is closed in the winter) this pump is now whining like crazy so I'm pretty sure I've got a bad front or rear bearing or both. I'm pretty upset about this pump already needing attention as in my mind it's still new. Needless to say I either need a new pump or to rebuild the current pump myself.
After doing some reading I thought it might be wise to just go ahead and switch to a 2 speed pump and then rebuild my old single speed and keep it as a backup. Current pump is a 115/220 Volt, I think it's running off 220 and it is a Y56J frame and 1.5 HP.
What is an affordable two speed pump to purchase that is equivalent to 1.5HP, just looking for suggestions to a good, affordable pump. In my reading it looks like I would also need to buy a Intermatic T106(?) timer to add between my current timer and the current single speed pump?
Pool currently runs on two timers, one for main pump and other for pool cleaner pump. Wiring, 2 speed pump, etc advice appreciated!