I am trying to replace my dead single speed motor on my Whisperflo WFE 4. I have a home warranty and they wanted to rebuild my existing single speed motor. However, I fought them because in Arizona the new code is to have a dual speed or variable speed motor. The warranty company agreed to pay for a variable speed. The pool company doing the work gave me only three options for variable/dual speed motor the ImPower , Emerson 2Ez dual speed, and the A.O. Smith variable speed. Which one is the best? I would really like to control the different speeds as much as possible. I have been told, however, becasue I am just replacing the motor my controls will be limited.
First, are there any other options for variable speed motors to put on my Whiperflo pump?
I have a automated cleaning system so I will not be able to control it no matter which one I chose so that is a non issue.
Is it better for me to put in the refurbished single speed or a new variable or dual speed motor?
I am being told mixed reviews on variable speed pumps also. Some people say the variable speed are way better for energy savings but are newer technology and are not proven in the industry. They also say they are more prone to failure because of the computer on board. Some have said I should get my single speed refurbished rather than get a new variable speed. I only pay .04 cents kwh so from the calculators for "savings" it appears I will not be saving that much by switching to a variable speed pump.
Any advise will be much appreciated!! Thank you