My pump has rusted out and shorted. The pool / pump is around 6 years old and rusted out because when I remove the filter cartridge the salt water hit the pump. I am shopping for a replacement but have heard that most pumps do not last more than 2-3 years now because they are not made in the USA? Is that a true expectation?
Also, I want to be sure I have the right size pump. It came with a 1 ˝ hp Hayward model K48MZN110. I was told Hayward doesn’t make the pumps anymore and the place I was thinking of using used Marathon pumps. Are they acceptable pumps?
Lastly, I believe my average electric cost of running the pump is around $100.00 or more and wondered what options I could use to reduce that?
18000 gallons in 15’ x 30’ pool
In ground plaster pool
1 ˝ hp pool pump
Pool is 6 years old