After a day or two of making high pitched squealing sounds, my Whisperflo Dual speed pump motor finally died. When I try to power it up it just hums. The model of the pump is WFDS-26. It's about 13 years old. I can buy a new motor, shaft seals and gaskets for about $400. I can buy the same exact pump for about $620. So here are my questions:
1. For a $200 difference do you think I should buy the whole new pump, it seems like a better deal to me.
2. Is there a better pump out there for my money?
3. The only water feature I have is a pool slide, and the current pump, 1.5/ 0.25 hp, had no problem sending enough water to it.
4. I'm not inclined to upgrade to intelliflo for a third more in price
I did call my pool guy when the pump first started acting up 2 days ago, but he hasn't gotten back to me yet.
Any and all advice appreciated.