This forum is great. I just joined and this is my first post. We have a pool in Florida. It was built in 2009. We've been through several T-Cells and a pump motor. Due to tile cracking all around the pool and the acrylic deck delaminating, we had the pool remodeled by a different company. (Although it killed me to remodel after only 7 years) (Pavers and Pebble Sheen with new tile) The wife wanted it and you know the rules...
Our pump seems fine - but in order to be prepared for when it will eventually need to be replaced again I thought I would start gathering info now so I can do it myself when the time comes. (I like DIY and try to do as much as possible) When the pump overheated and pretty much melted the pump lid basket a few years back (it was about 4 years old at the time) they came out and replaced the motor and various other parts but kept the same pump. I will attach pics but I am wondering - when the pump needs to be replaced (Haywood North Star 1.5 HP) how would the plumbing work? (See pics below) There is pretty much just a coupling between the Jandy valve and the pump. DO they make a fitting that goes around the coupling? How would you replumb this? Or - would I simply have to stick with a Haywood pump and hope that I can reuse the union?