It has come time to replace my Sta-Rite Dura Glas 1 hp pool pump yet again. I have been in my house 12 years now and this will be the 3rd pump. As I'm checking around online, it appears that Sta-Rite no longer manufacturers this pump. I am guessing that the most likely replacement pump will be a Pentair Superflo, but I wanted to check with you guys here first.
Full disclosure of situation should you guys have a better suggestion for me:
I do use an Aqua Rite saltwater chlorinator.
My pool is approximately 10,000 - 12,000 gallons. (14 x 28 kidney shaped will 4' depth on both ends dropping down to 5' depth in the center.)
I live in Florida (high heat situation, lots of pool use).
I will be installing 6 - 8 Fafco Revolution X solar panels this fall for heat.
I am looking for any information you guys might have about pool pump sizing, run-time, and efficiency options. I would love to be able to afford one of those super-high efficiency pumps, but realistically I'm trying to keep my purchase south of $300.
Thanks in advance for all of your help.