I've learned tons over the past year after purchasing a home with an existing pool. I've been able to solve many pool related issues while enjoying the pool. Unfortunately, the kids crashed a bicycle into the pool pumps / PVC piping yesterday requiring yet more work. Fortunately, all damage was to the pool hardware and not the kid. Having said that, all visible damage is to the PVC piping. The first break is where the PVC threads into the pump head. I see no visible cracks on the pump. The second break is where the booster connects to the PVC. My concern is the age of the pump & motor. If I start monkeying with the pump to get the PVC out, the ABS pump could be cracked. Additionally, I'd like to explore the option of upgrading to a VS pump from the OLD single speed. My question here is do I still need a booster pump for the Polaris cleaner? And, If I upgrade to a VS pump, should I invest into a better controller/timer over the analog timer I currently have. It works but doesn't keep correct time.