I just registered, but found the site on Google searches over the last couple of months as I work on fixing up an older pool I found good info on pool pump replacement here, and thought it was time to join. I found folks that downsized to a smaller pump and I did the same, with good results. I now have a 1/2 horse Hayward Tristar pump which replaced a leaky 1.5 horse Hayward Super Pump. It is doing better and cost about 1/2 to operate, real happy with it. Also found out about PhosFree on this site and that really made a difference. Now looking to put in a Loop-Loc solid pool cover. Thanks for all the advice so far.