I have a Hayward Tristar Variable Speed (3HP) that I run on low speed except for when i run my my sidewall cleaner (which also has a booster pump). My builder specified a 2 HP 2 Speed. At building time they also wrote Variable Speed in the contract so I held them to the Variable Speed. I have already replaced the controller on the 5 year old unit. Now, my motor is failing. I do not have any other water features besides 2 fountains I occasional run. I have not been happy with the Hayward products installed by my builder, every component has failed thus far including most recently 2 LED Color Logic lights (which I cant believe I must replace with Haywards). My concern is replacing VS Motor and then my controller going bad again. My main question is this, is it OK to remove the Variable Speed Pump I have now (and the controller) and install a 2 speed motor onto my existing wethead? This will leave my plumbing in tact. I would prefer a 2 speed with switch on the motor to completely remove the need for any controller. I believe 2 HP would be sufficient. Absent a switch on the motor, I would need a new controller for the new motor. Option B is is going to a whole new pump and doing some re-plumbing so the new unit fits. Any toughs or Suggestions?
40,000 Gallons 22 X 45 Rec
2 main drains
about 60 feet of head
500 SF Hayward Cartridge Filter
2 inch lines