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    pump recs

    Looking to replace current pump (or motor) with something more energy efficient as our electrical rates here in CA are pretty high in the summer. specs on our current pump are in my siggy. Pool is old-style 1960's vintage with one skimmer and one return and we suspect that the previous owners probably shut off the main drain b/c it has the old-style noncompliant cover - (including this info b/c I'm not sure if this setup affects the amount of time it would take to turn the water over). Suggestions? thanks
    1950's-era 17K gallon formerly fiberglass, newly replastered IG rectangle (~15x30'),
    Hayward S244S Sand Filter with Franklin Electric 0.75 HP motor and WhisperFlo WFE-3 pump
    Clear ThermaTex bubble cover
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    Re: pump recs

    With your high power rates in Ca. a variable speed pump will usually pay back pretty quickly.
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    Re: pump recs

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    With your high power rates in Ca. a variable speed pump will usually pay back pretty quickly.
    Pentair's energy calculator:
    http://www.pentairpool.com/pool-owner/r ... index.html

    Take a look at this in regards to pump rebates in CA:
    http://pentairpool.com/pool-owner/save- ... ebates.htm
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    Re: pump recs

    any particular models to recommend? it looks like the PG & E rebates ended in 2010.
    1950's-era 17K gallon formerly fiberglass, newly replastered IG rectangle (~15x30'),
    Hayward S244S Sand Filter with Franklin Electric 0.75 HP motor and WhisperFlo WFE-3 pump
    Clear ThermaTex bubble cover
    Manual vacuum

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    Re: pump recs

    I like Pentair pumps.

    Challenger - Best standard pool pumps.
    Whisperflo - Quieter design pumps.
    Intelliflo - Variable speed pumps.

    http://pentairpool.com
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    Re: pump recs

    Hi PoolCleanerMom,

    I changed my pool pump from a single speed to a 2-speed pump last year. Living in Connecticut we also have very high electrical prices. So I was curious about how much I would save and the saving was alot!! I saved over $125 a month from previous summer!!

    I upgraded the Hayward Power Flo Matrix 2 -speed 1HP pump.
    I also upgraded my timer to a Tightwatt 2 digital timer.

    Here is their website: http://tightwatt.com/index.html

    I think it was a big help because the timer adjusts the filter usage for different times of the year.
    I also have a SWG which I set up to run during the low speed running of the pump as reccomended by the timer company.

    Hope this helps
    Pete
    24' Round - Hayward Sand Filter - 1.5HP Hayward Power Flo MatriX Pump - Intex SWG

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