I am new to TFP, what a relief finding a group of experts that are not trying to sell you something.
I do have a question I would like some input on before I tear into my pump. Let me give a little back ground. I moved into this house with this pool about a year and half ago. Last year, on one of AZs hotter days, I was running the pool filter and it shut down for a little while, but came back on after it cooled. Just now, the same has happened again, only 80 today.
Also, the pool pressure gauge reads 25 PSI, which I am told by our friends at Leslies is really high. It does have a SWG that did not seem to be producing, so I converted to tablets ( I cleaned it the other day as well with Mauriac acid and water, so it is not an obstacle, also cleaned the in line filter just in front of the salt cell). My chlorine level was almost impossible to keep up, my phosphates skyrocketed to 1500+. I think the bigger problem was that my CYA was about 150 (our friends at leslies failed to mention , hummmm). So I just replaces all the water, and since the cartridge filters (4) were dirty and shot, I just replaced them as well ( Hayward Swimclear MD C5025).
So, clean water, new cartridges, re balancing and chlorinating the pool as we speak, but now the pump . The pool is about 8 years old and has two pumps ( a 2HP for the filter and 1.5 for the feature). In-ground, 13000 gal, pebble-tech, in-ground cleaning system. The pump sounds and performs as it always has when it is not in an overheated state.
Any thoughts on what I might expect with the pump, do you think the pressure is an issue?