I have received help from you guys (& gals ) before and I have always received great advise from this forum. This particular question/issue is with my sister...
She has a 10 x 20 Kidney pool (rough 5,000 gals) gunite pool. Her current setup is the following:
2 Water features (waterfall & 3 hydrotherapy jets)
The pump is Pentair 340078 OptiFlo @ 2HP.
In 2 1/2 years this is the second motor that this pump has (1st one died under warranty and this week the motor died again). While seeking for ways for repairing it someone told us that this motor is for an above ground pool or SPA and not for an inground pool.
So here is the question, Should I repair this pump (get a new motor) or Should I replace the whole pump & Motor with a proper pool pump for an inground pool?
In my case I had a waterway 2.5 Pump and I replaced it with a A.O. Smith B2984 with integrated timer so I downsized to a 2HP motor but a 2 speed and I am saving a lot of $$$ in electricity (I received the ROI in less than 6 months) With the costs of electricity here in PR near $0.30 Kwh perhaps switching to an efficient unit is the smart thing to do...
I would like to receive some feedback and better understand if this pump (48 frame-thru bolt motor) is ok for her current setup or if she should replace it. If she does not needs to replace the motor what options does she has for a more efficient one.
Again, thanks in advance for your help!!!!