We have a year old inground pool that has a Whisper Flo 1 1/2 Hp pump. Last summer I called the pool builder and told him the pump was making a lot more noise than normal. He told me to backwash it more often as that was probably the cause. Well, yesterday they were here to open and low and behold the pump is froze up. They told me it was probably the bearings and would need to be replaced. I called the contractor and he is going to replace the pump.
My question is: Why would a brand new pump fail so quickly? Is it a manufacture defect or is it something that we may have caused? I don't want to run into the same problem in another year when the pool is out of warranty?
Any help out there is appreciated.