I think my old Hayward 1.5hp Northstar pump has bit the dust. The motor is fine (we replaced that 2 years ago), but it is barely sucking water. I think the impeller may be broken based on the fact I fished a part of it out. So, at this point I am thinking of replacing the whole thing. I found a couple sites online that still sell the pump for like $360.
So here's my dilemma. Do I replace like for like knowing that all my ins/outs will line up and I'll be stuck with the Northstar pump (which is a pain to work on I hear)? Do I replace with a newer/better pump system? And if so, does anyone know which Hayward pump would be considered a drop-in to the Northstar?