2.5 hp Century motor replaced with 1.5 hp pentair motor


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Nov 6, 2020
I'm new to owning a pool and recently my pool pump motor went out. My home warranty sent a technician who replaced the motor with a Pentair motor which did not have the same hp. I noticed and mentioned it to him but he explained that this is a superior motor to the one I had, said something about "rated hp" being the same as the one I had. I don't currently have any issues but wanted to confirm that what I was told was legit or if this guy just installed an undersized motor that will burn out early. Some other specs of my pool are aprox 30k gallons, spa, waterfall (separate pump), Polaris 360(runs on booster pump when main pump is on)


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
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Post pics of the data plates on your old and new motors and pics of the wet side of the pool pump with any labels.
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