Ya I had that on my first house w a pool.
You can buy different sized jet fittings to increase or decrease pressure to help balance them.
My shallow end had hardly any pressure. Debris easily stayed on the steps next to it. After getting a more narrow hole jet, it worked a lot better and no...
I just replaced the exact same motor last winter.
I have that pump body too! I'd only replace the motor. If you remove the back cover and post a close up photo of the wiring we can determine if it's 110v or 220v.
I swapped it out for a 2-speed motor from inyopools. Very happy w it.
I did exactly that for an old water heater roof vent, no longer needed. (Replaced w a tankless water heater.
The mushroom cap I got from Lowe's. Home Depot didn't have anything like that. I suspect it's big enough for that p trap pipe too.
You might check for iron in your water.
Light staining can make the liner look faded.
My liner is much less blue than it used to be.
An ascorbic acid treatment returned the blue. I'd literally forgotten just how blue it was.
I was quoted $ 900 (part only) for an exchanger to an old laars lite on it's last days. Control panel started going out too. It was 15 so I just bought a new raypak heater. The old exchanger blew out from freeze damage. The new raypak was $ 1,600
It's ok to have them all open. Depends how you want to run things.
If you close the main and make sure the skimmers are wide open that should work well.
With everthing powered off, i would try opening up the pump basket and running a garden hose on half or full down the inlet pipe until water...
4 years and still going strong on my refurbished dolphin e10. One thing you will want is the fine filters (like cartridge ones). For mine it was an add on/swap out accessory. Better than the stock screen filter.
My first home w a pool had glass media.
I had to do a slam one time as a victim of that Bioguard cya reducer. (Which did nothing btw)
Second home w a pool was just sand.
In my experience glass works equally as well as sand, but I wouldn't say one is superior to the other.
If you contact inyopools and show them the photos, they should be able to recommend a proper replacement motor to match your pump and impellor. Be sure to order the salt seal kit as well. (They last longer than non salt seals).
Also do be sure, to figure out if this motor is wired for 110v or...
What motor does it have?
Pump Housings often outlast motors.
A new motor & seal kit could be all that's needed.
I was in a similar situation this past season.
Motor getting louder & weaker. I replaced the motor with a 2-speed
Sounds like you may have a torn spider gasket.
I tore mine, turning it to waste during cold winter freeze. Things were not quite thawed out.
If I ever use recirculate, some garden hose level of pressure comes out the waste hose, but all other settings ok.
I've noticed since installing a replacement pump motor, mine is rising too and it never did before.
My old motor was a bit "tired." The new one has the return jets making a more agressive splashing on the surface. I'm pretty sure that is the cause. pH was rock steady at 7.5 for 5 years prior...
I have 2 or 3 of those. Not an issue to be concerned. You might be able to use a plunger to get it flat but I'd just leave it as is. It would be a bit of a miracle to have a completely wrinkle free installation and the installer noted mine was a fairly tight fit.
As long as you keep the pH in...
Shoes shouldn't make a difference. Nylon for plaster, cork for vinyl.
If you reach in the suction hole, does the wheel easily turn w your finger? If not some debris is lodged in the mechanism.
I'd go with a robot instead of another suction cleaner.