My local pool service is recommending replacing my increasingly loud single speed 2HP Pentair Whisperflo WF28 with an Intelliflo for around $1200. Said it would pay for itself in energy saving. I've read several email strings of folks having problems with their Intelliflo pumps. Have had other professionals tell me to just turn off my pump at night to save electricity. Currently we pay around 7 cents per Kw. I run it 24/7 from May to August and its four years old.
I have three jets that push to two skimmers and two other jets that I assume are like "spa" jets for the stairs but I keep their flow to just move the water there and increase flow to the other three. No other water features.
Should I go for the Intelliflo, or just a two-speed pump? I seem to need strong flow on this pool. My pad is about twenty feet from the pool on an incline. 2.5" pipes. We have lots of wind and stuff blows into the pool.
I know pool folks sell these things (probably on commission) so I'm always skeptical. Thanks!