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    Which Pump to get?

    My motor has died (1HP) and the pump is old and suspect as well. I am electing to replace the whole assembly. I am considering trying a multi speed or variable speed. Good idea? If so, which model should I consider? I've look at the Pentair Superflo for a single speed and the Intelliflow for a VS - just not sure which one I need.

    Thanks!

    BTW, contrary to what my signature says, I'm at about 18,000 gallons.
    1) 10,000 Gallons
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    3) IG
    4) Pebble
    5) Hayward NorthStar Self Priming pump and a Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    I've look at the Pentair Superflo for a single speed and the Intelliflow for a VS - just not sure which one I need.
    What about a SuperFlo two speed?

    A VS is a good choice in areas where you have very expensive electricity or you need more than two flow rates. However in most of the country, a two speed will have a lower lifetime cost than a VS.
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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    How do you control the speeds? Is that built onto the pump or would I be adding a switch somewhere?
    1) 10,000 Gallons
    2) Cartridge Filter
    3) IG
    4) Pebble
    5) Hayward NorthStar Self Priming pump and a Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    You can have a manual switch, timer or a controller. It is up to you.

    However, you could just replace your current motor with a two speed and a built in timer like this:

    A.O. Smith 1 HP Full Rate Two Speed Motor W/ Timer - Round Flange (B975T,B2975T) - INYOPools.com
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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    These pumps are all the rage here; they are water-cooled, so virtually silent and the heat is transferred to the pool Silensor Pool Pumps | Davey
    They are made in New Zealand, so not sure who distributes them in the U.S.
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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    Eauclair - That is an interesting pump! But it is all 'metric' and wouldn't 'work' here in the US of A! LOL! I assume they can run on 60 Hz if you're using 'em up there in the Great White North.
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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    We share the same 1.5 or 2 inch pool plumbing fixtures. The pool industry here is non-metric. Costco Canada sells it online: http://www.costco.ca/Nirvana-Silenso...=10302&refine=
    Quebec has its own distributor, Nirvana pumps, so Costco can't sell that item in our province. It even looks like Nirvana is importing the pumps and using Costco.ca as a distribution channel for the rest of Canada.
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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    I purchased a variable speed Bluetorrent pump off eBay for $300 and it has already paid for itself in power savings. Skip the two speed, if you are pondering that route, and go variable.

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    Re: Which Pump to get?

    I love my Pentair Intelliflo pump. But, it is a lot of pump. I never run it full speed not even for solar and waterfall. But, I will buy another one the day it breaks. They also make a smaller VS pump, 342001 superflo

    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001
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