Yesterday, I noticed my pool pump (Pentair Whisperflo) wasn't running or getting power. I checked the breaker in the garage and found it had tripped. I reset that but still couldn't start the pump. That's when I noticed the breaker in the Compool LX100 had tripped as well. When I reset that, the pump motor popped and shot a flame out the side. So, I'm dead in the water and have some questions...
First of all, what the heck happened? Was it likely that the pump motor had already gone bad before I blew it up? Or, do I have something else wrong, besides just a bad pump? At this point, I'm assuming the pump is just shot and looking for a replacement.
So, the Pentair Intelliflo VS 011018 pump seems like a great way to go, but I'm not sure how to integrate it with my existing Compool LX100. I know the Intelliflo has a built-in timer so that part of the LX100 wouldn't be needed, but I would like to retain the remote control features. Do I need an IntelliComm II module for that?
Specifically, I'd want to remotely turn the pump on at high speed for cleaning and possibly a slower speed for spa mode. Am I on the right track?