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    Jun 2016
    Dallas, TX

    Ideas for new pump?

    Hi everyone- so I recently purchased a house with a pool, and now that I have the chemicals more or less balanced I am taking a look at the equipment. The pump is the original pump from the 80's- still running but it is a power hog and only has one speed.

    I am interested in replacing it with a variable speed pump. My pool is ~18K gallons and I have a C&C Plus 520 filter with brand new cartridges. Any recommendations for a pump for that size of a pool?

    17800 Gallon, In Ground Plaster | Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 520 | Pentair Pump | MX8 Elite "Critter"

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Ideas for new pump?

    With no water features, waterfalls or a spa the Pentair Superflo VS pump is a good choice.

    Here are a couple of places to buy it.
    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001
    Pentair VS PUMP VAR SPEED W/ TIMER SUPER FLO PUMP 115/230V - 342001 -
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    May 2016

    Re: Ideas for new pump?

    If your looking at getting a Pentair Superflo VS, like was suggested up above, I have one that I can sell you for $325. It's less then a year old but it just started to get noisy which usually means the bearings are going out. Bearings are fairly inexpensive to fix though. I would include a brand new set of unions for it as well...
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    Aug 2015
    San Antonio

    Re: Ideas for new pump?

    Have you checked with you power company to see what rebates they have. In my case it made sense to go with a 3 hp pump because I got $700 back in rebates.

    Matt in San Antonio
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