So we've been researching a new AGP and I think we've finally settled on the Heritage 21' x 54" round. According to my calculations, this will be roughly 10,400 gallons.
After reading the pump articles in Pool School, and deciding that a sand filter is best for our configuration (we live in NE Ohio and close for the winter), we have to choose between these pump/filter options:
Hayward S166T Sand Filter System with 1.5HP Power-Flo Pump S166T1580X15S $369.99
Pentair SD40 Sand Filter System with 1.5HP Opti-Flo Pump $389.99
Hayward S180T Sand Filter System with 1.5-HP Power-Flo Pump S180T1580X15S $399.99
Hayward S210T Sand Filter System with 1.5-HP Matrix Pump S210T93S $459.99
I searched the Hayward web site but can't find anything to indicate which pumps are dual speed or variable speed. I kind of feel like I should know this, but I don't.
Anyone have experience with specific models, either pro or con?
With less than $100 difference between the top/bottom models, we can do whichever one is going to work best. It will not be hard-plumbed this year, but most likely next year.
We're going with an overlap liner, and I'm wondering if there is a great difference between the 20 gauge and 25 gauge? My logic is, the greater the gauge, the thicker the liner, the better it will hold up, so it's worth the extra $50 to upgrade.