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    Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    New poster here.

    I have an older pool(at least 15-20 years old) that is about to be replastered with Stonescapes Mini Pebble. I currently have a 1.5HP pump but I am looking at getting a 2 speed 1HP pump such as one of these:

    Pentair Superflo Inground Pool Pump
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/350345710180?va ... 1438.l2649

    Jandy Stealth Energy Efficient Pump 1.0HP 2-Speed SHPF1.0-2
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/270738206750?ss ... 1438.l2649

    The Pentair is roughly $200 less than the Jandy. I am looking for something that is efficient and quiet. My cost of electricity is .09KWH. I don't have any water features and I have a Polaris booster pump for my cleaning.

    From my reading on here, I don't think I would benefit from a VS pump for the extra cost. What do you guys think about these two pumps? Will I be ok with a 1HP pump? From reading here, I have gathered that I will. I plan to run the majority of the time on low speed. Are there other pumps that would better fit my pool in terms of longevity, noise and output? Thanks for your help and this great forum!
    20,000GAL In Ground, DE Filter (60sqft), Mini Pebble, 1 Skimmer, 3 returns, Pump ?

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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    The Jandy is a full rated pump while the Superflo is an up rated pump not to mention they are really not even in the same class of pump. The Superflo will be much more efficient (~18%/27% high/low) due to the lower flow rates.
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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    Mark,
    So the Superflo would be the better buy then? Why is the Jandy so much more in price? The reason I ask is several of the builders who bid the job, when asked about pumps, Jandy was a popular choice. Most didn't have much to say about efficiency and all just wanted to replace with another 1.5HP pump.
    20,000GAL In Ground, DE Filter (60sqft), Mini Pebble, 1 Skimmer, 3 returns, Pump ?

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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    Welcome to tfp, Badgerpilot

    Quote Originally Posted by Badgerpilot
    Most didn't have much to say about efficiency and all just wanted to replace with another 1.5HP pump.
    More upcharge (if by percent) in their pocket? Also, we have seen many examples of poolbuilders being poor specifiers of equipment (and pool chemistry maintenance).
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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    The Jandy is a bigger pump designed to move more water ... which costs more in electricity. Do you have a need for the higher flow rates? You said you did not. So go for the smaller pump.

    Also, you should be able to find that Pentair for at least 10% less than that link you provided. Also I like the use or the included unions and the Superflo comes with a speed switch installed on the motor ... many other pumps do not come with these 2 features.

    I think the Jandy Stealth is more comparable to the larger Pentair Whisperflo and the Hayward Super II.
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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    Most PBs stick with what they know and understand which isn't much when it comes to energy efficiency. So they will tend to replace like for like which is safe for them but not cost effective for you.
    Mark
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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    Also, you should be able to find that Pentair for at least 10% less than that link you provided. Also I like the use or the included unions and the Superflo comes with a speed switch installed on the motor ... many other pumps do not come with these 2 features.
    Any preferred vendors? I noticed those features as well. My DE filter is a Pentair as well.
    20,000GAL In Ground, DE Filter (60sqft), Mini Pebble, 1 Skimmer, 3 returns, Pump ?

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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    I got mine for under $400 in the fall from ezpoolz, although prices have gone up now. Just Google it
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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    Thanks!
    20,000GAL In Ground, DE Filter (60sqft), Mini Pebble, 1 Skimmer, 3 returns, Pump ?

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    Re: Yet Another What Pump Should I get? Thread

    I ordered the 1HP 2Speed SuperFlo today along with the motor cover. Good price, $432 shipped for both!

    http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/Pentair- ... 340042.htm
    http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/Pentair- ... 221016.htm

    Plaster guys are here today chipping out the old plaster.
    20,000GAL In Ground, DE Filter (60sqft), Mini Pebble, 1 Skimmer, 3 returns, Pump ?

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