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Thread: "No-Name" eBay pumps/motors - legit or garbage?

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    "No-Name" eBay pumps/motors - legit or garbage?

    Hi everyone. My Aquatools 1HP single speed pool pump was in for a refurbishing before spring opening in a month or so, and I received the unfortunate news that it's basically bit the dust. Replacement parts and labour will have me over the $200 mark (I'm in Canada...prices are higher). I'm trying to decide between a few options, being:

    1) rebuild current one @ ~$200+

    2) buy a Hayward rebuild (rebuilt in-house at my local pool shop, not a Hayward refurb) for ~$250

    3) get an eBay "no-name" pump/motor for ~$200

    4) get a new Hayward from my local pool shop for $400

    5) get a Hayward off eBay for less, but not have the after-sales support that my local shop would provide if there were ever any issues.

    What do you guys think? Pump/motor suggestions? Thanks!
    1) In-Ground pool with vinyl liner
    - ~25,000 gallons
    - Sand Filter
    - 1 HP pump
    - BBB method working perfectly since 2010
    2) Four Winds Honolulu Spa
    - ~450 gallons
    - 3 step bromine

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    Re: "No-Name" eBay pumps/motors - legit or garbage?

    Get a new 2-speed pump and the electrical savings should offset the high cost.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
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