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    VS pool pump advise

    Recently my 1.5 hp Hayward super pump reached the end of it's life and needs to be replaced. There's a crack on the bottom of the casing which is causing a leak along with a motor that's breaking down so a complete replacement is necessary. I'm looking to upgrade to a VS pool pump and need a little advise as to what model would be the best. I have 1.5 inch piping to go along w/the specifications in my signature. Also I forgot to mention in my signature that I have a Hayward H-350 pool heater.
    Thanks for the help!
    -Brian
    22k gal w/spillover spa, IG vinyl, 1.5hp Hayward super pump, 300 sq ft STA-RITE system 3 cartridge filter, Autopilot Digital SWG, Polaris 380 pool cleaning robot

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    Re: VS pool pump advise

    I recently moved from a 2hp Super pump to a 1.5HP super pump VS and could not be happier. The SP2602VS has 1.5 " ports.
    PSE&G LI has a $350 rebate on VS pumps which should cover about 50% of a SP2602VS cost
    IG Tear Drop, Dark Gray Gunite , 27,000 gallons -Age 50+-years, very old Hayward Split Egg Sand Filter with side mount Multi-port- Hayward SP2600VSP Pump- Hayward chlorine feed (not used since finding TFP) - Laars 315K BTU Oil heater- LoopLoc Safety cover- AquaBot RAPIDS 4WD- TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speedstir- 390 Gal Hot Springs Spa Envoy installed May 2017

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    Re: VS pool pump advise

    Have you seen a decent drop in your electric bill? The PSE&G rebate is one of the reasons I was looking to make the jump. I was thinking about the pump you bought as well as the Hayward SP3200VSP Tristar variable speed pump. Not sure if the extra money is worth it.
    22k gal w/spillover spa, IG vinyl, 1.5hp Hayward super pump, 300 sq ft STA-RITE system 3 cartridge filter, Autopilot Digital SWG, Polaris 380 pool cleaning robot

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    Re: VS pool pump advise

    My advice would be to get the Pentair IntelliFlo. Variable speed is way cool, the bee's knees, the cat's meow. The flexibility you get from being able to adjust your pump is fantastic. However, they aren't cheap by any stretch of the imagination and payback is several years out. And by all means, see if your utility company has a rebate for VarSpd or 2-speed pumps.
    ----Chris----
    25k IG/Spa Figure 8, 18x36, Pebble Sheen Blue Granite, Sta-Rite S8M150 Cartridge Filter, Pentair 460805 400k BTU Heater & 011018 IntelliFlo VarSpd
    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

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    Re: VS pool pump advise

    Quote Originally Posted by Bmarsh76 View Post
    Have you seen a decent drop in your electric bill? The PSE&G rebate is one of the reasons I was looking to make the jump. I was thinking about the pump you bought as well as the Hayward SP3200VSP Tristar variable speed pump. Not sure if the extra money is worth it.
    We,re on a level monthly payment plan so our bill is the same each month. That being said in the next couple of months PSE&G & I will be doing a re-calc of the usage/ billing and I'll have real numbers.
    Via the pump's power readout at 2240rpm its using only 25% of what the old pump used. This is the speed I run for the use of the heater. The rest of the time it runs at 1400 RPM using les than 10% of what the old pump used.

    I know very little about the Tristar, I just wanted a lower cost VSP to replace the old super pump without any hassle
    The Hayward SP2600/2 VSP's is very closes in layout to the old superpumps and you should not have to do any real plumbing work if you get one to replace your old pump
    IG Tear Drop, Dark Gray Gunite , 27,000 gallons -Age 50+-years, very old Hayward Split Egg Sand Filter with side mount Multi-port- Hayward SP2600VSP Pump- Hayward chlorine feed (not used since finding TFP) - Laars 315K BTU Oil heater- LoopLoc Safety cover- AquaBot RAPIDS 4WD- TF-100 Test Kit w/ Speedstir- 390 Gal Hot Springs Spa Envoy installed May 2017

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