My pool pump failed after a nasty storm came through a few days ago. The pump and motor went underwater and tripped the circuit breaker. When I turned the breaker on, the motor winding blew out. The pump is 10 years old according to the sticker on the side of it so I figure I should just replace the whole thing. The dead pump is a Jacuzzi Cygnet 1-HP 115/230v unit. The one I am thinking of replacing it with is this one. Cost is a pretty big concern right now as we have to replace the hardwood flooring downstairs due to the storm, so I can't get a really expensive pump/motor combo. Considering this one is under $300, I'm pretty happy considering that I expected to spend more than that.
Is this a decent replacement pump? I'll be doing the install myself. My biggest concern is plumbing. I haven't done much with pvc pipe stuff and don't want to screw it up. I'm HOPING that I won't have to cut and replace anything, just that whatever new pump I get can just be set down in it's place and everything will line up. I probably won't be so lucky though. If not, then I suppose this would be a good time to install some unions.