This is helpful to me, as my 1.5hp Sta-Rite pump's bearings started screaming before they finally burned up last week. So I'm looking to replace and upgrade to a more efficient model. I pay an average of 8 cents per KWH in central Florida. Started with the Ecopump, but after investigating it seems their claims may be shady, so I am now at the Hayward SP2600VSP. I have an 11K gallon pool, no spa, no heater, no solar, etc. Looking for a durable pump that has the best/excellent ROI. My pool guy says they like Jandy 2.0 Stealth VS, but it doesn't rate well on the Energy Star site (http://www.energystar.gov/productfin...tpage=0#search)
Any thoughts on my situation? Thanks in advance.