It was recently brought to my attention that I am eligible for a $400 Utility rebate on any of the pumps listed below and if I pay someone to install it they are eligible for a $100 rebate to offset the cost of installing the pump. I know nothing about any of these pumps but I know enough about money to know they are a lot better deal for $500 Less. Does the $400-$500 off a VS pump make them worth buying over a two speed pump? My energy cost runs about 12.5 cents a KWH in winter and 13 cents a KWH in Summer.
Do any of you guys have knowledge of these pumps to recommend any one over the other? I like to get all the bang for my buck I can as I was planning on this upgrade when the old challenger 1.5 dropped dead but with this kind of discount if it is worth it I think I will put it to pasture before summer as the seal is leaking a little anyway. It would be nice to install while the temp is low and if I have a delay the pool won’t be going bad as fast as it would in the heat of summer. Any help is appreciated. This is the list as I copied it from the rebate website. Thanks in advance guys.
Manufacturer Horsepower Description Model #
Pentair 3 IntelliFlo VP 11012
Pentair 3 IntelliFlo 11018
Variable Speed Pump
Pentair 3 IntelliFlo VS +SVRS 11017
Pentair 3 IntelliFlo 11013
Sta-Rite 3 IntelliPro VS +SVRS P6E6XS4H-209L
Sta-Rite 3 IntelliPro VS - 3050 P6E6Y64H-209L
Waterway Plastics 3 Econo-VS Econo-VS
Waterway Plastics 3 Econo-VSA Econo-VSA
Zodiac 1.5 ePump JEP1.5
Zodiac 2.0 ePump JEP2.0