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    What pump should I get?

    I am looking to replace my 20+ year old pump. Currently 1/2 hp. I have 1 floor drain. 1 skimmer. 2 return lines one has a pool skim. No bells and whistles. Currently run 8hrs a day . Was thinking about http://www.poolsuppliessuperstore.co...mp-1-5-HP.html Seems to b dohenys 1.5.is that overkill? I need it to b 240v . Any good suggestions. Not just looking for cheapest option. Unsure about 2speed . Lower electrical bill not to concerning.
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    Re: What pump should I get?

    If a 1/2HP worked, why would you increase to 1.5HP?

    If you want to stay with a single speed, look for another 1/2HP or 3/4HP ... most can be either voltage.
    Although, I would recommend upgrading to a 2-speed ... look for a 1HP which will be 230V. Like the Superflo.

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    Re: What pump should I get?

    Speck Pump has a good 1 HP Variable speed pump for $599 which may be an option for your application.

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    Re: What pump should I get?

    If they are not worried about the electrical savings, I am not sure I would suggest a $600 VS pump when a $400 2-speed would save nearly as much in electricity ... especially when they are looking at a $220 no name single speed pump.
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    Re: What pump should I get?

    I see that now..... "Lower electrical bill not to concerning." if that is the case disregard the variable speed pump.

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    Re: What pump should I get?

    It is also outdoors through out the season if that matters
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    Re: What pump should I get?

    Pretty much every pool pump will be outdoor rated so this would not effect the decision process on the pump you choose. If you want to stay with single speed then I would suggest the 1/2 or 3/4 HP Hayward Super Pump and if you wanted to go to a Dual speed pump then the 1 HP Pentair Superflo would be a good option.

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