It was a brand new complete pump from inyo, agree but the deal shouldn’t have failed that quick. Wish I had caught but between the rain and not expecting any pump issues didn’t notice. Love the quiet and energy savings but never had a pump have issues until it’s at least 6 or 7 years old. Not sure if it’s the brand or just bad luckBut it wasn't really the motor that failed, it was the seal that failed which caused the motor to fail. This happens no matter what motor you would have used and it is no fault of the motor manufacture. Did you replace the seal at the time you replaced the motor? What seal did you use?
Nice looking pump, is it worth paying $200 more for the 2.7hp vs 1.85?While the IntelliFlo pumps are often recommended here if you want energy efficiency Hayward seems to beat Pentair with the new DOE energy standards.
Hayward claims, as of July 2021, their TriStar VS Series has the highest WEF in the industry at 12.9 and their TriStar XE Series has a WEF of 9.3. The intelliflo pumps have a WEF in the 6 to 7 range.
I suggest you consider a Hayward Tristar VS pump.
I have a attached spa with a waterfall. The 1.65 old one worked but wasn't sure if a stronger motor would last longer etc.If you have a simple pool with no spa or water features then the 1.85 HP should be fine.
That is more HP then your current V-Green pump.