I have a concern about someone who has been servicing my mother's pool, and I'm trying to do some research to confirm it. Last week the pump motor gave out; when given a few twists by hand with the power on, it would start up, but then fail within an hour. I told mom it either needed to be serviced or, most likely, replaced.
So she called someone, and this person came over and replaced not just the pump motor but the whole assembly it was attached to and some of the piping, amounting to much more than the ~$200 motor. Apparently, the technician claimed it was not possible otherwise. The pump itself was about 6 years old and the new one looks more or less identical -- certainly it is the exact same motor. I am I right to believe that it did not need replacing at all, and just the motor would have been sufficient?