Here’s my situation. I currently have a Hayward SP2610X15 1.5 HP pump and a Hayward DE4800 filter. I replaced the pump two years ago (with the same model) when the original pump died and I came home today and the motor has frozen up on the pump. I need to get a new pump ASAP as the pool is open and will turn into a swamp in just a few days. From my research, I see a lot of people having problems with this particular pump that have been manufactured in the last two years and I really don’t think I want another Hayward based on that.
So….what are my options?
I am assuming there is some sort of rule about matching your pump and filter. Is that true?
How do I choose another pump, spec wise, that matches the one I am replacing? Do I just look for another 1 ½ HP pump?
What is another brand model that will give me the same (or better!) performance? (I have had no issue with the effectiveness of the pump, but a two year life span is unacceptable!)