Hi TFT people! I have a 1hp whisper flo now and it's more than 7 years ago since installed. It runs 8 hrs daily 365 days a year here in south FL.
I'm looking at going to a swg system at same time. My pool is 10k gallons. Electric rate is 12.5 cents per kW averaged over my bill. I like what I have read about Pentair ic-40 swg and do to such great experience with my whisper flo I'm predisposed to Pentair.
Got a quote from local dealer/pool company and they want $2900 to make this happen. I can buy everything I need to change it out using Pentair controller, IC-40 and 3 hp intelliflo pump for under $1700. They said they will not install if I buy from web, nor will they do any warranty if it should fail.
I also run solar panels on a roof, probably a total of 15' max from pump to top of solar system.
1- do I need a vs or is a 2-speed 1.5hp adequate ( with solar and swg)
2- if any one has installed the swg how hard is it- I'm very handy. I understand I give up warranty if I install, but
3- is it worth 1000+ bucks to let them do it?
2900 is more than I want to spend, I offered them $2500 cash and they flat refused. As always your opinions are appreciated and valued- thanks in advance