Firstly equipment is approximately 13 years old. My 2HP single speed motor just went out I think, haven't had a chance to pull it from the pump to check rotation etc. Wife said the pump was really noisy so went out to investigate and saw some white smoke coming from the general area then the equipment shut down. Now the motor just hums for about 15s then trips the breaker. I changed the capacitor out last year, I don't remember the exact symptoms when that went bad.
The label on the motor is a little messed up, hopefully there is enough information visible that it can be accurately identified. 20150805_121225.jpg20150805_121234.jpg
My pool is 10K gallons, compool 3400, in floor cleaning, aquarite SWCG, solar, spa and heater. I do notice when my filter is getting dirty that there is less pressure for the in floor (the heads don't come up enough to rotate on the way down).
I don't mind getting a new motor, but I figured that since I am doing it I may as well look at upgrading to a 2-speed or even a VS if they are going to keep my pool clean and save some money on electricity costs down the road.
Can anyone provide some advice/recommendations on a replacement motor ? Will I get any benefits from a 2-speed or VS ?