Well the darn google search just returns every thread about pumps I've answered, because it finds MY Pump in MY signature.
My 2hp 2-speed HiFlo pump is starting to sound pretty bad. It's in it's 8th season now, we run it on low 24/7 because I never took the time to get a timer and I'm too lazy to walk out back for the on-off.
I see no evidence of leaks or anything, and the flow and function seem fine....it's just getting louder and making a rattling sound now and then. MY SIL replaced their pump last week with a new one (we have same pump) and the new one was so quiet I could hardly hear it. Mine has a definite "hum"....but I'm not certain if that has to do with the way our pumps are mounted, etc. and the equipment pad, etc.
What is the average life expectancy of these Waterway 2 speeds? If it is bad, after 8 years, is it worth it to bother trying to repair, or should I just buy a new one? I doubt that DH has the motor knowledge or skills to tackle this (be quiet Beave ) much less the time.
I'm pretty sure my pump is oversized for my pool, so I think I can downsize to a 1hp or 1.5 hp, but I definitely want the 2 speed again.
What is interesting is there isn't much price difference between the HP sizing - should I just get the same pump? Found one online for around $200.
So what is the guru's recommendation? Replace, downsize?
Thanks to all in advance.