When closing my pool last season, my pump finally bit it. It was actually really good timing really...scary even. Spark, smoke, and the tripping of the breaker. I left things alone at the time...it was getting cold at the time. So this past week, I pulled the motor off after doing some research hoping that it would only be an issue with a capacitor or something a rebuild would handle. Needless to say...shot:
I'm interested in getting a 2-speed or variable pump for a replacement. I've been trying to figure out numbers for my existing head/gpm, but I'm not sure if anything I'm coming up with is correct.
I have estimated about 175' on the suction side and 95' on the return side plus 64' return through a water feature...all 1 1/2" PVC. Here is a shot of my pad:
The two lines that shoot down from the return are for a future heating solution...possibly solar, but not confirmed yet...at least a season out. After the SWG, the return line splits...left to a small water feature which normally stays shut...only needs to be open 1/4 way if that for functionality. The right which is always open supports two returns...TEE underground.
The filter is a Hayward Pro Series Model S270T. Motor was a Hayward Super Pump 1.5HP Model C48L2N134B1 / SP1610Z1M.
After some super-quick looking around, I'm possibly leaning toward an EcoStar. I definitely would want to start off with something that could handle turning over the pool twice a day.
Another factor that is coming to mind is a motor type/brand that can handle being in the elements. I'm not sure yet as to why the bottom of the motor corroded so bad, but I definitely don't want a similar issue happening with a new motor purchase...the existing motor only had two seasons on it.
Any suggestions are welcome.