I've been learning a lot from this site. I bought the house and existing pool in January and don't know much about the pool and equipment. I just finished the aqua rite circuit board thermistor replacement fix and turned the pump on. After a minute I heard a click/pop and black smoke started coming out of the motor along with a burning smell. I've removed the motor and found water in the electrical end of the housing. I've done some research. It's a Hayward 1.5 HP Super pump that was manufactured in June of 2008. It looks like a replacement is $300-$400 locally. Based on the age, does it make sense to repair ($100-$150) or replace? How long to typical pump motors last?
Thanks in advance!