I admit to being ignorant about all the parts and pieces, but I know we have a 1HP AOSmith motor on a Hayward pump. The motor has gone bad and needs to be replaced. We have replaced it before with exactly what we already had, but didn't know if this time we should be looking for something newer/better/more efficient, etc, etc. Is 1HP sufficient for a 23-24K gallon pool? We have nothing fancy (spa, fountain, etc.), just the pool, and we run the pump about 14 hours a day (which is probably unnecessary, just what we've always done).
As a side note, we have an ancient Intermatic T101 timer; can we have two different run times, say morning and evening? I think we'd have to buy an additional set of tabs, but don't know if that's even an option.
Thanks in advance! Everyone here is so helpful and friendly, I came straight here to ask for help.