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    Comparing bids

    I am building a home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. We are getting bids to install a combination gunite pool with hot tub, and we are comparing the bids. There are some differences in the equipment that is being offered, and I'm looking for some help to know which is better:

    Bid # 1
    1.5 Hp Sta-rite filtration pump
    Filter Sta-rite cartridge

    Bid # 2
    1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump
    Filter Jandy Cartridge

    Based upon the pricing, it appears that the Jandy components may be higher end. Can anyone offer any input?

    Thanks,

    Chris
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    Re: Comparing bids

    Both Manufacturers have excellent quality products! I'd like to know which Sta-Rite (owned by Pentair) pumps and filters? Ditto on the Jandy filter. The Stealth is a wonderfull pump, and quiet, too, but tends to cost just a bit more.
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    Re: Comparing bids

    Welcome to the forum!

    What size is your pool?
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    Re: Comparing bids

    Thank you.

    The pool is 34' x 17', and spa is 8' diameter. I mentioned 1.5 HP earlier, the contractor has since indicated that it would probably be a 2 HP to accomodate the Spa with a spillway.
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    Re: Comparing bids

    The brand of the equipment isn't going to make a big difference. They are both good, though there are some very minor differences.

    Try to get a two speed pump. Running a two speed pump on low speed can save a significant amount of electricity. You will want high speed for the spa, but can run on low speed most of the time to save money.
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    Re: Comparing bids

    JasonLion,

    Thanks for the suggestion. Do you have any ballpark estimate on how much a 2 speed costs relative to a single speed?

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    Re: Comparing bids

    It varies a little between brands, generally a two speed pump is around $100 to $200 more than a single speed.
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