I'm in the process of replacing the motor on my Hayward Super II Pump (1 hp). What are the pros and cons of running it 24/7 or on a timer; besides the amount of electricity. I've always heard that starting and stopping electric motors is what "kills" them.
The motor I'm replacing ran for at least 2.5 years before getting hot and cutting off. The only time it's been turned off was during power outages. I do not know the true age of the pump because I got it from a pool guy to replace what seemed to be the original "Seablue" pump that I assume was ~25 years old. It was replaced due to lack of suction from years of use.