Looking for opinions on what a reasonable price would be to replace an existing pool pump with a variable speed (**note installation price only). Basically I'm trying to see if I should just do it myself or leave this one to the pros. I've had one quote that was just north of $200 but have nothing to compare that against.
As for the DIY option, I've never replaced a pump, but it looks straight-forward in terms of hooking into the existing plumbing and there shouldn't be any major electrical work outside of just transferring the current wiring to the new pump.
My primary hesitation in trying this myself is that I get started, cut the old pump out, get halfway through the install and then encounter an unexpected issue that i can't resolve. I'll then end up having to pay someone anyway -- plus if my pump is offline for a day in this heat (Houston) it will be green in no time.
Thanks for the help...