Getting ready to sign a contract on a new build. The contracted price comes with a Pentair 3/4 hp whisperflo pump. I have the option to upgrade to the Intellaflo by Pentair for $950. The PB says that due to the size of the pool (small 28x13.6 8500 gallon), and shorter swim season in New England, he feels that spending the money to upgrade to the Intellaflo may be overkill. He said if the pool was larger he would consider it, or if we lived in CA or FL where we would be swimming much longer than it would be a must. Even just outside of Boston the rates are higher ($.23 per KW) but the pool will turnover very quickly and 3/4 hp isn't going to be a big draw. There will be a booster pump for the Polaris cleaner, we are plumbing for a future waterfall, but will not do that for a few years, and will be adding a heat pump potentially in a year if we feel the need.
Is the PB correct in thinking this, or should I just do the upgrade. We are on somewhat of a budget here so it would be nice to save the $950. If its not going to save me a whole lot, and its going to take a while before I see the return I will just stay with the Whisperflo.