We are new to pools, but are about to purchase a 21' round AGP, possibly Sharkline or an Outback model, either 48" or 52". We are sold on getting a dual speed pump for the energy savings and the hopefully more quiet operation noise as we sit around the pool.
Finding dual speed pumps has taken extra effort, and I'm confused about buying them separately (which seems to cost significantly more) and what looks like a put-together system like what I linked to below. This Sand Dollar IS a dual-speed pump, right?
http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/poolsupp ... DO2260.htm
Buying a Hayward sand filter would be about $300 and a Hayward dual speed pump is another $400. Is it more expensive because of brand? Is there something different about that Sand Dollar system versus buying the separate components? I feel like I might be missing something.
Hoping to benefit from the wealth of knowledge out here! So thankful for all the info I've read so far!