Hi all, I have some stupid questions about replacing pumps.
I believe my Hayward Super II is ruined. The motor gave up the ghost, and on disassembly, I found the diffuser to be melted - i.e., when stood on the rearward edge, the tube in the center is off vertical. The basket inside the pump is also slightly warped.
Although the other components are Hayward, is there any issue with replacing this pump with a different brand? (Other than replumbing to the new pump size, that is.)
If so, does anyone have recommendations about the best brand? (Cost IS an issue, but please recommend regardless.)
I've heard conflicting information about equivalent pump size, when it comes to the motor. Does that mean the same HP, or the same HP x SF? My filter specs say 72 GPM - does that make a difference too?
Any information and insights are appreciated.