I bought a house last year with an in ground salt system pool approx 26000 gallons. At the end of the year the pump was getting really hot and sounded like the bearings were shot. I just got around to taking the pump motor off and it is toast. It was a Emerson EB128 56 J-Frame C-Flange Single Speed 1HP Full Rated Pool and Spa Motor. I ran it about 4 hrs per day and had zero problems with water quality. I found the same motor for $151 but wanted to know if I should bother looking into a higher efficiency model and what to look for if I did?