I am so confused on whether to replace my pool pump or not. Currently i have a Sta-Rite Dura-glas In-ground Pool Pump -1 HP. This weekend it started making a bearing type sound and pump pressure is down to 5psi from the normal 10psi when clean. Not sure what the normal length of time a motor will last because I replaced the motor about 4-5 years ago. Does that seam typical?
I have a Hayward 120sf cartridge filter, and 1.5" suction and return. I would say combined length is approximately 50-60'. I have no fountains or spas and clean with a Barracuda G3.
I can replace the motor again for probably 150-200. Is it worth it? Should I spend a few hundred more and get a more efficient pump? If so which one? I have looked at the intelliflow, which is costly and an overkill. I also looked at the Pentair Whisperflow.
If i change out the complete pump i would like some gain in efficiency.