We recently bought a house with a pool knowing that the equipment was dated and would need to be replaced. I have been shopping the variable speed motors due to the cost savings and $200 rebate currently being offered in CA. Reviews are all over the place and it honestly seems like dumb luck whether your pump lasts a year or 5 years. Further the service issues I have heard about are pretty scary. I would love some recommendations on a variable speed pump, paring this with a filter (I think dst) and maybe even a small pool heater. Currently the pool has an old Hayward that is about to die, a huge gas heater that at some point had a fire, and it does have water heating panels on the roof. I figure the pool to be about 18000 gallons and am ready to replace the whole system. Any help would be wonderful.