I have been lurking for two years after learning about this site. I have managed to kick the pool store with the exception of opening and closing our pool. When the pool builder opened our pool this spring, we were told that the bearings in our pump are going bad and would need to be replaced. They told us not to worry about it until the pool was clean and all the levels were good.
Well, that was two weeks ago and the pump seized up this morning. Hopefully they will be able to get out first thing Monday morning, but I am worried about what to do in the meantime. I'm being told it will take them two days to pull the motor, replace the bearings, and get it back up running again.
Here are my last set of results (pH, FC, CC, & NaCL from today, others from yesterday):
pH - 7.6
FC - 3
CC - .5
TA - 80
CH - 250
CYA - 60
NaCl - 2900
Temp - 66
I had started to bring up the CYA yesterday and have a sock sitting in the strainer basket on the skimmer. It is still mostly full, but should I pull this until it is fixed (especially with the heater)?
I do have an Aquabot, so I plan on running that every day to keep the Cl levels around 3. I know the salt is a little low, but with the pump down I'm not too worried about that. Yesterday the CC was <.2 and it is up today, but I brushed the pool yesterday so I expected that to raise a little.
Anything else I should be worried about? I wish I was a little more mechanically inclined, so I could replace the bearings myself. As long as there isn't anything else wrong, I think $200 is a reasonable price for replacing the bearings and all the seals.
Thanks for your time!