I have a Waterway Supreme Hi-Flo 1.5 HP pump that is about 18 months old. I run the pump 24/7 during the swimming season. A couple of weeks ago the pump really started sounding bad. This seemed to coincide with a hard rain that raised the water level in my pool above the high water mark... doesn’t seem like this would cause any issues.
The pump still works… the force of the water coming through the inlet has not diminished and the skimmer basket needs to be cleaned on a regular basis... the pump just sounds horrible.
My initial thought was to take the pump apart and spray the bearings with WD-40, however, a search on Waterway’s web site told me that the pump never needs lubrication.
We are at the end of the swimming season here in NE Kansas, so I am running the pump only 2-4 hours a day (when I add bleach)… planning to close the pool this weekend.
Does anyone have any experience with a noisy pump?