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Thread: Do you agree with this article on Pumps?

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    May 2011
    Tampa, FL

    Do you agree with this article on Pumps?

    I am in the final stages of pool negotiations/signing a contract and know how important pumps are..Found this article..Can all the experts chime in?

    - Vanessa
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Do you agree with this article on Pumps?

    That is a reasonably good article. However they leave out one very important fact. Variable speed pumps are not a good investment when your electrical costs are below $0.20/kwh. At electrical rates below that a two speed pump is generally a much better investment.
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