Pump motor has died. Was Pentair Challenger 1.5HP. Technician quoted $615 to replace motor with Go Kit. Or suggested converting to AO Smith VGreen motor for $1418. The actual parts don't seem to be too expensive so just not sure if VGreen is better option (would take a few years to make $$ back on energy savings), and if the overall cost is appropriate. (new pool owner..).
Need new pump motor - will need to have service technician do it
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- Last Post 24 March 2017
Hello Hkocno - We'd be glad to assist you. We would strongly recommend going with the variable speed V-green option. We offer the V-Green motors at a much more competitive price. The 1.65 HP V-Green runs $399 and the 2.7 HP V-Green runs $629. Either one can save you up to 80% on your electric consumption. You should be able to make up the cost difference in a relatively short time.
To figure out which one you need, multiply your HP (1.5) by the service factor (SF). The service factor will be listed on the motor label. For example: If your service factor is 1.1, multiply 1.1 x 1.5(HP). That equals 1.65. In that case, you would get the 1.65 V-Green. If you multiply the HP and SF and get a number higher than 1.65, go with the 2.7 V-Green.
The tune-up kit for the Challenger is GOKIT5.