This might sound paranoid, but it might help me to be more prepared when this eventually happens. I'm sure my main pump/motor will go out one day and probably when I least expect it. What type of place do you immediately turn to to see if it can be fixed? Or do you immediately just buy a new one? I've heard of people finding local places with refurbished motors. I have no idea what type of place would handle this type of situation for a pool pump/motor.
I just know that my pump will go out on some critical July day, and I'll be freaking out wondering what to do while my pool sits stagnant and algae starts to break out.