I'm currently evaluating whether to buy the Ecostar or the Intelliflo pump. I've read a variety of posts here and other information online. Seems like the consensus is that the Ecostar is more efficient at the low speed (which is what I'm mainly after). However I also see that the Intelliflo has a ceiling of 3HP.
My pool return is 1.5" from skimmer and 1.5" from bottom drain, a 1" cleaner port and built in spa (4 jets) is 2". Is it even feasible that I would ever run the spa at 3HP (i.e. Intelliflo)? Looking to the future, what features would require pumps of 3HP? I'd hate to go the direction of a 2HP pump for a little better efficiency, only to find out I need a 3HP pump in the future for some new feature.
I have found both pumps for basically the same price locally, so price is not an issue between the two.