My Doughboy pump is about five years old and the timer went on it at the beginning of the year. I was home all summer so I manually turned it on and off while I debated the pros and cons of a VS vs a 2 speed vs a 1 speed pump.
Long story short, I went to start my pump yesterday and it's completely dead. the swim season is done here in NY so I'm thinking of cleaning what I can and closing the pool now and buying a new pump and timer this winter thinking gthey'll be a little cheaper. Terrible idea?
My current pump and timer are integrated, for the price of a new timer to fix myself I can add $100 and have a brand new pump.