Replacement Motor for Sta-Rite Pump

I’m looking of an option to replace my A.O. Smith motor connected to Sta-rite pump. Are dual and variable speed option recommended. My current motor specs are: Additionally I have solar panel to my system.

Hello David - Listed below are the options for a replacement motor.

Model SQ1152 - Single Speed 1-1/2HP (Good)

Model SQS1152R - Single Speed 1-1/2HP (Better) Would require a switch to change speeds.

Model ECM27SQU - Variable Speed 2.7HP (Best)

We recommend replacing the seals when you replace the motor. Do you know the model name of the Sta-Rite pump? If not, post a picture of the complete pump and we will identify the model.