My 13 year old Hayward pump quit overnight. It was making a different noise yesterday morning and it was just stopped dead on was still hot when I went out to check it this morning. Model says it is a C48K2N143B1.
I presume 13 years is pretty good for one of these things, but I've never purchased a pump before. Best I can tell, this is a 1 HP pump for my 16 x 32 inground pool. Some advice please?:
1) I found what LOOKS to be the same pump on Amazon. Has pump technology changed and/or is there some reason that a more powerful pump would be better? Clearly I have no issue with a pump that's run 7 months a year for 13 years, so have no issue with going back with the same. I'm just at a point that I could 'do better' if there was a reason to do so.
2) Is this a repair that I should attempt myself? I have never taken any of the PVC pipes loose since I've had the pool. Can I presume that if I go back with the same unit, it will fit back in the same change...meaning, has the design changed in 13 years? Is there a 'trick' to breaking those PVC bonds loose without damaging the pipes?
3) Anything else I need to know/consider?
Thank you. The forum has been a great resource for past problems. Much appreciated!