I'm in the spot of buying a new pump to replace our old SuperPump that was ran without water for to long. Motor's as loud as a train, and the housing was melted some. Rather than replacing the motor...the entire pump is now a new toy to be messed with later. I'm sure we'll find something to use it for.
I'm either debating about swapping in a new SuperPump for about $350, or putting in a new Variable Speed SuperPump for about $650. Energy is cheap around here (about 8cents a kWh) but I'm all for paying extra for the better pump if it's a noticeable difference. We've got a homebuilt solar (works kinda) but no other water features, vacuums, or spa's. I'd like to set this up on a timer somehow to turn on and off at set times, but can't tell if the VS one has the built in or not???
Which would you pick.