Long time lurker, first time poster. First this is a great forum and appreciate the information I have already learned.
Now a quick synopsis of my situation. My wife and I are first time pool owners and this is a learning process. We recently lurched a home with a pool (10yrs old) in 11/2013. Home was a foreclosure and bank getting the home ready for market purchased a new pump in 5/13. Our offer was accepted and during a pre-purchase inspection noticed pump was making noise and was replaced under warranty in 12/2013.
Around December 2014 the pump began to make noise but had not impact on performance. In the last 2 weeks it's been losing pressure despite a a clean DE filter, no clogs, air leak, etc. It will run fine but within 1-3hrs water pressure is very low, very little coming out of sprays and water features.
So I'm considering a replacement motor but hesitate with since short life span. I'm pretty mechanical but cannot figure out why they failed so soon. Only then I noticed was pool company did not bolt pump to slab.
Also considering a variable speed pump.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.