I had my pump go out yesterday after a power outage and am going to look at it tonight to see if it is the capacitor and if I can turn the impeller easily. I am guessing my bearing are locked up though.
In any case I was looking for new pumps yesterday and am overwhelmed by the choices and overall lack of information on the web.
it is a fairly old challenger pump (1 hp 1.25 max hp) and I am looking to replace it with an energy efficient dual speed pump. I was thinking about variable speed pumps but my kw/h are most likely not expensive enough to worry about.
I believe my THD is around 65 (heater, dial, sand filter) and my max GPM on my sand filter is around 60 which appears to be my limiting factor.
I am guessing that I need a 1hp pump and was looking to pay around 500- 700 bucks but I am flexible on my cost. Any insight or experiences are welcomed.