Glad I found this forum. I'm a bit of a junky when it comes to special interest forums.
My pool is a 16x32 rectangle built in the early 1980's, and I live in Central Florida. Estimated volume is 21,000 gallons. Currently it is a hodge-podge of equipment. The motor has become really loud and I knew it was getting close to its demise. A couple of days ago a crack appeared in the pump on the veloute(sp?) near the metal band. I tried using JB Weld but it did not hold.
One issue I have is 1.5" plumbing. I was looking at the Hayward Super Pump but realized it is 2" longer/deeper, and I would have to modify all the plumbing. The Pentair Whisperflo is roughly the same size as what I have now. First question - any preference between these 2?
I also included a picture of the label from my pathetic motor. From the research I have done, it appears to be a 1HP with a service factor of 1.25.
I could use all the advice I can get and really appreciate all the expertise here. One issue I have not looked into is energy efficiency. Being in Central FL this thing runs year round, 10-12 hours a day in the summer. If there is any additional info I can provide please ask. I'll check back frequently. Thanks.