My pool pump is not working, and according to the pool company that services my pool, the motor is dead. My pool is 12,000 gallons. It has a caretaker system, and a Polaris which runs off a booster pump. No water features, etc. The pump that died is a 2hp. Pics of my setup, and the filter are below. Pool company has given me the following quotes. New 2hp motor=$600. 1.5hp Whisperflow=$1055 (say I need the whole pump if I downsize 1/2 hp). Whisperflow 3hp variable speed=$1,800.
I don't mind paying installations costs obviously, but I have a feeling this company is marking up their pump prices just a tad. I figure I can probably get something cheaper on Amazon. I'd like a variable speed if it will save me some energy costs, but not gonna pay $1,800. I saw the following variable speed pumps on Amazon:
Would either of these pumps be a good choice for my pool? Will I expect to see any energy savings given my setup? If not, could I step down to a 1.5hp pump? Maybe like this one?
Would really appreciate any feedback on these issues. Again, don't mind paying the pool company to come install it, just don't want to get reamed on the pump.