Well, I got a full summer out of my pool equipment, The pump is having trouble starting lately (hums for a few seconds before starting) and my filter never quite did the job (lets stuff through when vacuuming). My timer has never worked and honestly, I have basically fought my pool since purchasing my house this spring. I have done a fair amount of research and have narrowed my selection down to pentair products. I do not have an unlimited budget but I don't want to get garbage that I will have to replace in a couple seasons.
Pump wise, I have basically narrowed my choices down to the Wisperflo 3/4hp or the Superflo 3/4hp. I know the Whisperflo is more efficient, but the I like the price of the Superflo. My reasoning for going from 1hp to 3/4hp is the fact that from what I have read and heard, 3/4 is just fine for the system I have. I would like to get a suction side cleaner eventually, and get a little more flow out of my slide for next season. Will the downgrade to 3/4 hp hurt me in this department?
Filter wise, while I have been frustrated with my current setup, I like cartridge filters and would like to stay with carts. I have been eying the pentair clean and clear plus 240 sq ft, or the regular clean and clear 200. Both of these are pretty expensive, so if these systems are overkill, or there is a cheaper, quality alternative, I would love to hear about it.
I am basically ready to pull the trigger, just want to make sure I don't mess this up
Thanks in advance,