He did that last time it is getting to be the pump is wearing. Barely primes anymore we need to dump water in it, slam the lid shut and turn it on fast. I think a basic 2-speed would be perfect. How do those go from low to high? A switch on the pump? He would need to keep it low unless he was backwashing his DE or running the vacuum. Can you recommend a 2-speed? Budget would be better.At a minimum a two speed is better. Low for general pumping. High for vacuuming, backflush, etc.
Probably can get a motor to mate up with the existing pump.
The issue is his pump is fried. Looking for replacements. The pump runs fine there are no leaks just needs help priming. It is old as dirt for all I know it is not self-priming. It is coming up on 15 years old single speed running 100% of the season when open. Motor has been replaced once already on it.If your neighbor is having priming issues on a pump that used to work fine, and works fine once they force it to prime, more than likely its a suction side leak. In a self priming designed pump there isn't really anything to wear out that will stop it from priming. An air leak in the plumbing is really what they should be looking for before replacing the pump.
A brand new no frills 2-speed in ground self priming pump is around 3-400 last I was looking. They aren't that much cheaper than the pureline VSP models.
Marty, I didn't know Circupool had one that integrates. Slowly but surely I'm doing everything all you experts have been advising. I think this will be the last step. Thanks for the info!For DIY install InyoPools Pureline pumps have a good warranty. Pentair Superflo VS is also good but you get a 60 day warranty.
What SWCG? Circupool has VS pump that can integrate with their SWCG.
Here's a suggestion. Take the long bolts out of the motor one-at-a-time and coat the threads with anti seize then reinstall. In 5 years or so when the pump seal leaks you'll be able to disassemble the motor to easily replace the $20 bearing instead of replace the motor.Inyopools was very helpful! Ended up getting the 1.5hp Whisperflo single speed. We will install this weekend.