Next on the list for pool upgrades is a possible pump replacement. The model I have is a decade old and starting to get noisy. Here is a photo of the motor:
Cost of electricity in my neck of the woods averages ~$0.13 kW/hr. In looking at the label and counting on fingers and toes, runtime of the pump costs about $0.15 per hour. A couple questions:
1. I am having a difficult time finding a like for like replacement. Current models are not a direct match. Is there a comparable motor so that I need not replace the whole pump?
2. The current motor is 1/2 HP. Is that sized appropriately for a 16.5k gallon pool?
3. If my math is right, my current model appears to be somewhat energy efficient compared to other single speed motors. Is it worth looking at two/variable speed motors?
a) SWCG is new and I want to keep using itThanks for your feedback.
b) Although the in-floor cleaner (pop-ups) don't add much value, I would like to use them to stir up the water once and a while.