I just ordered an Intellipro to upgrade my existing Sta-rite 2HP Max-E-Pro pump. I think I may be able to just reuse the existing wet end and just replace the pump portion. If not I have some questions. I know the new pump comes with unions. Hopefully the new pump has the inlet and the return in the exact same place. If it does I was thinking of cutting the gray pipe right above the threads. I assume the unions have a 2" female connector. Is that correct and does that look like it will work looking at the pictures below? I was also thinking of getting an extra set of the unions so I can use my existing pump as a backup provided the ports are exactly in the same place.
I also have some questions about the EasyTouch 8 I have. It was installed back in 2007 and does show the Intelliflow pump in the menu. I hope this will work straight away as my understanding is my vintage EasyTouch cannot be upgraded. Anyone have any insight on this? Any help or tips here would be greatly appreciated.