My 3/4 HP GE Pump is making a strange noise. It's going gruuuuum-gruuuuuum-gruuuuuum-gruuuuuuum instead of it's pretty normal, quiet self. Also, the motor casing is very hot to the touch after only a few minutes of running. I just started noticing this yesterday. We've lived in this house for 2 years so I have no idea of the age of the pump, but I would guess it's 10+ years old?
So do these symptoms sound like a dying pump? Should I take it in to get repaired or are we better off with a new, more efficient pump?
Any other details to diagnosis this problem and possible solutions?
The pump is located approx 30 feet from the 1 skimmer.