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Old 05-14-2013, 07:02 AM
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Default Pool Pumps- Hayward or Pentair? 2-seepd or Variable Flo

Time to get a new pool pump. These Variable speed pumps appear to have the ability to save a ton of money but I'm concerned with reliability. Any feedback on how soon these things go out or need to be replaced? 1K on a pool pump is kinda crazy!

Leaning at the moment to Pentair Variable speed set up.
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No pool expert here but I went Pentair varible speed, the electric savings are huge if you believe the data.
Been in a year, no issues.
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Just go with a non-varible speed and run the pool for less time.
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I got the Intelliflo - paid about $880 for it and installed myself. This was probably 2 years ago now... no issues. I run on setting 2 for 10 hours a day - based on the consumption - there is definite savings. I looked at it with a Watts Up meter (or whatever the hell it was called).
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We just redid my boss's pool and used a Jandy pump. Jandy offers a 3 years warranty.
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2 years on the pentair I run it on number 1 24x7, dropped around $80 a month off of the power bill.
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I got the Intelliflo - paid about $880 for it and installed myself. This was probably 2 years ago now... no issues. I run on setting 2 for 10 hours a day - based on the consumption - there is definite savings. I looked at it with a Watts Up meter (or whatever the hell it was called).
Same here. I run a large Health Facility and have the Intelliflo variable speed on one of my Spas. Pump has been trouble free for alost 4 yrs and I run it 16-18 hrs a day.
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When I first bought this house the pool pump was broken. I took the motor and got a new one... single speed.

Stupid move. If I could do it again, I'd get a variable speed pump. The savings is HUGE and the water quality is increased. It's a no brainer. You make the money back you spent on the pump in about 8 months.

If I changed my AC unit and my pool pump, I could likely save $100 a month on my electric bill.
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Wow, thanks for the info. I was leaning towards the Pentair Intelliflo already and this thread solidified that decision. Good to hear! Pentair is offering a free 3 yr warranty on all equipment if you purchase 3 products. eg, DE filter, Pump, Chlorinator, or Auto vac. etc.
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hayward....pentair is the same, there all made in china
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we had an inteli flow crap out after just over a year
warranty expired no help from Pentair whatsoever
That ~$1000 hit sure offset and power savings accumulated in the time it ran.
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The savings is HUGE and the water quality is increased.
How does a pump affect water quality?
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