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Thread: Is a single speed pump ok, or should I get a 2 speed pump?

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    triplets&quads's Avatar
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    May 2008
    North Carolina

    Is a single speed pump ok, or should I get a 2 speed pump?

    My 2 speed pump died. I bought a Hayward Power-Flo Matrix from Doheny's that was advertised as a 'discounted' item. It was also advertised as a 2 speed pump. It came today and it was only a single speed pump. My recourse is to send it back and pay more for a 2 speed pump, or just keep this one. My concern is that a single speed pump won't do the job.

    So, is a single speed ok, or should I bite the bullet and pay more for a 2 speed pump?
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    Re: Is a single speed pump ok, or should I get a 2 speed pum

    Hmm. If it was advertised as 2 speed pump and isn't shouldn't the seller work with you?
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    Re: Is a single speed pump ok, or should I get a 2 speed pum

    A single speed pump will "do the job" as you say but it will just use more energy to do it.
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    Mendota Heights, MN

    Re: Is a single speed pump ok, or should I get a 2 speed pum

    If it was advertised as a 2-speed, they should have sent a 2-speed. I would get ahold of their customer service and climb the chain till you get what you ordered and paid for.
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