Please help this new pool owner! I bought a house with a 36,000 gallon pool which is approx 15 yr old. The 1.5 HP Hayward Super II pump developed a leak 2 months ago and it's getting worse. The pool is being replastered now and I'd like to upgrade the equipment if they are affordable. Please give let me know my best options. I will post more info about the pool if needed. Thanks in advance!
Existing pump: Super II 1.5 HP
Rebates from utility: both Hayward SP2600VSP Super Pump VS & SP2300VSP Max-Flo VS have $100
Other pump: new Zodiac PB4-60Q booster pump for sweep
Pool: 15 yr Anthony pool
Distance: Don't how to calculate. The shortest distance from the current pump to the edge of the pool is about 12 ft
Automation: Old Anthony panel with 'Antho Touch'
Additional equipment: sand filter, SPA, old Anthony heater, Single Story Solar with 6 large panels.
Climate: 30F to 95F
Duration of ownership: 2 yrs (tentative plan to move after retirement in 2 yrs)
Owner capability: I can do whole house remodeling, including concrete, electrical, gas, & plumbing. Almost completely ignorant about pools.
Preference: lower overall cost but worth the extra if less noise, longer to recuperate cost
PLEASE help! One pool company told me that variable speed will be huge saving in just 1yr and it will be much quieter. The tech from another company said not to bother, just try resealing the shaft of old pump. I'm so confused.