I just moved my son into college for the last two days so I haven't been out to check the pool. When I came home today, I noticed the pump basket was full of water but there didn't seem to be any movement. I emptied the skimmer of many, many leaves and opened the pump basket to remove a very small amount of debris. When I replace everything and turned the pump back on, I heard a rattling noise and saw little water movement.
I unplugged the pump and reached in to feel the impeller, and it seemed to be loose in there... not attached. Of course, at this late date, I am looking for the easiest and most economical fix. Is is a big deal to change out an impeller? If it is not attached, could other damage have been caused? It may have been like this for at least two days.
I have been thinking about replacing this pump with something that has two-speeds as it has cost a fortune to run 24/7 this summer, but like I said, with it being so late in the season... I just don't know. I worked SO hard to achieve a sparkly pool this summer, it will be sad to watch it go green