Hello Pool Masters,
I'm a long-time lurker, and so far have learned a lot about maintaining my (first) pool, so thanks!
My Challenger pool pump is on the way out with a bad motor. This is an old single-speed, and I'm interested in replacing it with a two-speed or variable-speed pump. After researching here, I think I'd prefer the simplicity of a two-speed pump if possible.
My question: are there pumps out there that would be a direct replacement for my challenger? I.e. I wouldn't have to re-plumb my PVC? I'm hesitant to re-plumb a pump myself based on past experience, even though I know it should be feasible. My current pump is: Pentair 346209 Challenger High Pressure Energy Efficient Up-Rated 2-1/2HP Pool Pump, 230V.
I'm interested in possibly a 2-speed Whisperflo, but haven't been able to confirm if its inlet / outlet positions match those of the Challenger.
Thanks so much for any help.