I am looking for opinions on pump replacement. I had a Hayward super pump (1hp 230V) recently die on me. Motor would hum when turning it on until the thermal breaker on the motor would blow. I took the pump portion off the motor and could only get it to work if I spun the impeller several times by hand. The motor housing shows signs of overheating, several hot spots on the case. My question is do you think it is worth getting this motor rebuilt? Buy a brand new single speed pump? Buy a brand new 2 speed pump? Buy a brand new Vs pump?
Is it really worth paying the extra money (at Least more than double) up front for the Vs pump when I don't run my pump 24/7 for 12 months? I live in southern Ontario and we get real winter weather!!!!! I usually open my pool at the end of May and close at the end of September depending on the weather!!!!
Thank you and I look forward to hearing some great advise!!!!