Hello again everyone,
I've been hard at work prepping my pool for the upcoming swim season. after beginning my SLAM, I noticed some noise coming from my pump, I currently have a hayward super pump running a century 1hp pump. Well long story short I decided to split the motor for the pump to check the impeller. Sure enough packed with all sorts of junk. I cleaned it and began the reassembly only to find that the brass thread inserts that had been molded into the body had come out.
After much research I found that this is a common problem for the hayward super pump. While trying to fix this with a replacement thread set, I found my impeller was dry rotted to the point that it fell off after I separated it. All things included I would end up spending around $100 to $150 to fix a faulty pump So I've been doing some research for replacements and would love some input on pump size, and brand that everyone has to recommend. i've been really looking at the Pentair Superflo in a 3/4 HP. Mostly because of the cost, and it says it is a direct replacement to the Hayward Super Pump.
Some background on my setup,
I have an 11,000 gallon concrete inground pool, unsure on build date. I have recently added a digital timer for the pump. My equipment pad is outside in the elements but that will hopefully change in the next few months. I run an older sand filter, a member here was kind enough to identify it as either a tagelus TA-60 or sand dollar SD-60. I do not have a spa or a water feature. I do not have an automatic pool cleaner or any of the fancy stuff, just me with a vacuum. I will hopefully be getting a polaris suction side cleaner soon though. Any thought or input from members is much appreciated.