I have a 1-1/2 hp Hayward Super II pump. It was originally a two speed motor but I had to replace the motor 2 years and 3 months ago (three months out of warranty). I install an Impower motor and have not had any problems until now. The motor has a mind of it's own and apparently Impower is either in bankruptcy or some similar problem. The phone has been disconnected and the one person I reached at what is left of SNTech says they cannot sell or ship anything.
Back to the original issue. I need to replace the motor. No technical problems in doing so. I'm looking at a couple of different variable speed motors. The question is should I replace just the motor or buy a new pump. The pump is about 14 years old but I have not had any issues with it other replacing the impeller a few years ago. I'm sure there have been some improvements in pumps but this pump is still sold. I'm both aware of any age related issues with the existing pump. There is no wear on the impeller. Either was I wil get the new motor technology but was wondering if there were any justifications to warrant replacing the pump. It's about twice the cost to replace the entire pump.
Thanks in advance!