I have a tendancy towards verbosity, so I will just say great site, beautiful community and its finally time to dip my toes in.
Long story short - I need a new pump to replace the one in my signature. Have reasearched ad nauseum and would greatly appreciate your input before I take the plunge.
I should note, we use a marathon suction cleaner with a long hose, there is no bottom drain, the pump is well below the water line, filter says 0.46sqm 's762 automatic sand filter'
Had my heart set on a Zodiac flopro epump, i had a price of $775 but they sold out.
(this is an obsolete model and not sure if i can find another one)
I am just going round in circles now.
I'm pretty sure a variable speed would be good - 20c+ per kWh and lots of litres, plenty of pine trees, a suction cleaner that'll be tricky to dial in and... well.. um . . help please?
oh. and im thinking around the AUD$800 mark +/-
My eternal thanks!