Trying to help my daughter decide how to proceed with replacing/fixing her seized pool pump.
Wet end resembles a MaxFlo (looking at the strainer cover)(looks original to pool)
Motor is a Northstar HP1.5 SF1.6 (a rebuild that came with the house when she bought it 1 year ago)
Pool 13,000 gallon w/ attached spill over spa
4 returns, waterfall, slide, suction side cleaner, 1 skimmer (main drain plumbed through skimmer housing)
This pump filters and powers the entire system, except for the spa jets which are on a separate pump.
Hayward sand filter - it's either an S210S or S244S (with a slide valve)
Jandy heater w/ bypass valve
I do understand the pros/cons of single speed, 2 speed and VS equipment - and the price differences. I believe my options are as follows...
1 - Replace only the motor with same HP and SF (including new shaft seal)
2 - Install new 2 speed pump
3- Install new VS pump
Location - Queen Creek, AZ
Electric rate tops out at just under $0.14/kWh (summer peak)
Pump run times have been 8 hours summer, 4 hours winter (will be working on reducing these)
Attempting to get her to embrace the TFP method (but only part way there - )
What I'm asking for is suggestions for the 3 options listed, given her electric rates. And if the present wet end is a MaxFlo, is the Northstar motor an appropriate replacement.
Thanks in advance!