My single speed pool pump has finally given up the ghost. When I replaced it 4 years ago, there was no requirement for 2 speed/variable speed pumps in Florida.
I have a few issues with my pool plumbing, there are some minor leaks, and the pipes over the years have been patched/replaced. Additionally I have a 6 panel solar water heater for the pool ( 12 years old with electric controls and diverter) that work fine. The pool is uses a salt generator for chlorine (replace 2 years ago) and when built, it was done with the PCC2000 in pool pop-ups for cleaning. Oh the pool is 11K and the filter is DE.
My question is this. I am going to have to replace the pool pump, and the most of the pool service companies recommend that I redo the pipes (due to the various little leaks). They are also recommending switching to cartridge filter from DE to simplify maintenance of the pool (I do all my own vacuuming and such). I will keep the current solar panels and equipment as that seems to be working fine. What is the general view on this level of work?