Hello, I noticed a day or two ago that our pool pump/motor was making a noise that sounds like grinding. I looked it up and it said that most likely the bearings were failing and needed to be replaced. I have attached a picture of what's on our motor. I have no idea how old it is we bought the house 1.5 years ago, this is the first time we've had issues with the motor though- we just bought a new filter this summer.
Would it make sense to replace the motor or just the bearings? Is there a motor model that's more energy efficient that would be good to replace it with if needed? Are we able to replace it ourselves (my husband is pretty handy)?