I am kind of skeptical as which of the following pumps I should consider purchasing. The reason for replacing my current 1 HP single speed pump is to conserve in electricity usage and consequently lowering my electricity bill.
1. Pentair SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pump for $660
2. Sta-Rite SuperMax VS 1.5HP Variable Speed Pool Pump for $636
I also understand that the Hayward EcoStar Variable Speed Pump ($875) and Pentair IntelliFlo VS Variable Speed Pump - 011018 ($843) are very popular pumps in the market, however, they are kind of pricey and i am note sure if spending the extra money worth the investment if the above 2 pumps would be sufficient. Please let me know what do you think about these selections.
FYI, my pool is about 17,000 gallons and i live in Anaheim California with electricity rate of $0.16 per kwh. I turn on the pump for about 7 hours a day.
Thanks for your advice in advance