Hello all. I have learned alot in reading the past month. We have been running our pump for almost a week straight trying to undo the mess we closed with last year. The other day I came out to find the power wire burned through between the motor and the switch. After inspecting the motor I repaired the wire and applied power. I ran for a few hours but the motor got hot. Eventually it burned through again. Due to other problems with the pump filter basket I am going to replace the whole pump. Locally I have a Watson's that sell Hayward pumps. Here are my specs. 18' round AG doughboy pool, 150 lb media series doughboy sand filter, and a 1.5hp 10A doughboy power pak II pump.
1. Should I stay with the 1.5hp pump? In the future I want to add a solar panel (or 2) on our porch roof.
2. Are hayward pumps worth purchasing as a replacement pump?
3. Are hayward pumps relatively trouble free?
4. Any other manufacturer would have to be ordered online. Would your recommend another manufacturer/ online vendor?