I bought the pump in December 2017. It wasn't installed until March, but I don't have any documentation to back that up. So in their eyes it's basically 3 years old, or close to it. It's actually closer to 2.5 years old.
I don't want this awful pump anyway. I'd love to save some money, but I have no use for a POS single speed pump. I was hoping they'd give me a deal on the VS, but that doesn't seem like it's in the cards.
I hadn't thought about replacing just the motor. The rest of it is fine, so that seems like a decent option. I would be concerned about warranty if I did the work myself, though. Hayward seems to be a stickler about equipment being installed by a pro.
Prerequisites: You must receive electricity from Austin Energy.
You must purchase a new qualifying ENERGY STAR variable speed pool pump
You must use an Austin Energy participating contractor to install the variable speed pool pump.
Your participating contractor must submit your application within 90 days of installation. Applications submitted beyond this time frame will not be approved.
Participating contractors must comply with all program requirements and conduct business in an honest, professional, and ethical manner. All participating contractors must abide by the Austin Energy Code of Conduct and Ethical Requirements.
All installations must reduce peak demand for electricity.
All work must meet manufacturers’ standards and local, state, and national codes.
The new pool pump must replace an existing pump or be installed in a new, in-ground pool.
The new pool pump must be installed at your address.
Exclusions: New in-ground pools and existing pools with solar heating are not eligible.