I'm mid-build for a new inground (I have a build thread in that forum too) pool and my pool contract called for a Hayward TriStar single speed 2hp pump. I started doing my homework and I think I can get great filtration and turnover and save a chunk of cash going VS since we have a long swim season in Texas.
My pool build cost includes that original pump above so I asked how much to jump up to the TriStar VS model. They quoted me (via text and indirectly from a guy I can't get a hold of to talk to) $795 for their EcoStar model for the upgrade assuming my TriStar hasn't been taken out of the box by the plumbers yet as a credit. I looked online and saw that I can BUY the EcoStar outright for just under $900 so that sounds like I'm paying for both pumps and giving them one back basically. I called the last two days trying to get a salesperson or help on the phone but no one has been able to help so I told them to just stick to the single speed pump and I'll do it myself when they're done I guess.
Am I missing something in the pricing or is this just a full mark up scheme thing?
Right now it feels like that old "they've got my money" and can't be bothered feeling.
Just curious on your input!