Should I repair a 20 year old bronze Anthony Centrifugal pump system (replacing the motor, impeller, bronze seal plate and all seals/gaskets) or is it time to completely replace the pump system with newer technology?
My motor is a 2 1/2 HP AO Smith and it cost $350 online, plus if I replace all of the internal parts then that's another $450. So I'm looking at $800 to add the new motor with all new parts. I stopped in Leslie's pool supply today and the guy estimated about $1,000 to install a new pump system but it only uses a 1 1/2 HP motor. Will that be enough power for an Anthony Apollo 52 SQ. FT DE filter to push enough water........or does that mean I'll need to change out the DE filter system too?
I 'd like to hear what other pool owners that switched out their systems have to say. Was it was worth the additional costs to change out the entire system?