Hello all. We just moved into our new house in December, and the motor is locked up on the pool. It was working fine back in August/September when we were looking at the house, but the previous owner shut it off before he left and now it's locked up. I'm sure I would be able to manually get it started, but some of the conduit is bad so I would like to replace the motor altogether. I know it would be simplest to just replace with the same model, but I've heard really good things about the energy savings and quietness of the variable speed motors.
That said, would I be able to keep the pump and just replace the single speed motor with a variable speed? Or would I have to replace the whole motor/pump unit?
Current model is SP2607X10 Super Pump 1HP. What are the models that I could replace it with...either Hayward or US Motors??