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    Which pump?

    I have a 12,500 gallon above ground pool.

    What would be the better buy/fit?

    a 1 hp Hayward pump for $139 and free shipping:

    http://www.amazon.com/Hayward-SP1580-Po ... 771&sr=8-5

    or a 3/4 hp Advantage pump for $145?

    http://www.amazon.com/Above-Ground-Pool ... 85&sr=1-30

    I'd prefer a 3/4 hp motor due to lower electric costs. The Hayward draws 13.8 amps, and I'm not sure of the Advantage pump.
    The Hayward is obviously better known.

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    Re: Which pump?

    Not sure how much they go for but the 2spd 1hp Pentair Dynamo would also be a good one. Run on low unless vacuuming or back-washing to save the most electricity.

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    Re: Which pump?

    I like the looks of the 3/4hp. The TEFC (totally enclosed fan cooled) motor sold me right off. However if either were a 2-speed I'd opt for that instead.
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    Re: Which pump?

    So a totally enclosed fan cooled motor is something that stands out compared to the Hayward?

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    Re: Which pump?

    That comes from many years in industry. Any motor that's totally enclosed is better than a dripproof open frame.
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    Re: Which pump?

    Sorry to sound like I know nothing about pumps (I don't), so how does that compare to the Hayward one? Is the Hayward not TEFC?

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    Re: Which pump?

    I'm sure either will perform well in your application.
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    Re: Which pump?

    go with the Hayward since you'll always find parts... I've never seen the other one in real life before.
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    Re: Which pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by X-PertPool
    go with the Hayward since you'll always find parts... I've never seen the other one in real life before.
    I'm with what he said

    I learned from experience also, brought a pump on ebay that looked very similar to TEFC you have listed.

    It lasted exactly one season before the wet end failed.

    Lesson learned, buy something you can get parts for and is made here on our shores.
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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