Noob needs help. Pool built 1999. Bought house 2009. Main pump is dying a noisy death and must be replaced. Love what we've found on TFP and plan to go BBB to save $ and effort. Also interested in going SWCG. Pool is in full sun, equipment gets afternoon sun (pump temp ratings are 50C and 40C which give little thermal margin). Automation would be nice, but we get plenty of lightning plus random neighborhood power outages. We are interested in recommendations about 2-speed versus VS pumps for our setup - what would drive going to one or the other? We love technology - just not for the sake of the latest "ooh shiny" - it's gotta do its job and last.
Thanks, Patrick & Teresa