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    Stealth Pump Any Good?

    Split by moderator from HERE. Please do not hijack someone's thread. Always start your own thread for your own questions. Thanks, jblizzle

    Not regarding your problem but are those Stealth pumps good? I was looking at one as a replacement. WHat is the life of those pumps and the motors?
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    20000 gal in ground Pentair Screenlogic 2 ez-touch 4
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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    I did not mean to hijack his question but I wanted his input on the stealth. Maybe there is a better way to ask someone a specific question?
    20000 gal in ground Pentair Screenlogic 2 ez-touch 4
    Teledyne heater Compupool 40k Salt generator
    Pentair VS pump Hayward 4025 Cartridge Filter
    12 person Spa The Pool Cleaner robot
    lot of bushes and trees close to the pool

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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    You can always PM someone directly.

    But IMHO there are better pumps than the Stealth. It depends on the application.
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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    Just a typical salt water pool and spa 20,000gal with baracuda cleaner in Texas No waterfalls or anything

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    I want to run the two speed pump on 1/2 or low to save on electrical usage.
    20000 gal in ground Pentair Screenlogic 2 ez-touch 4
    Teledyne heater Compupool 40k Salt generator
    Pentair VS pump Hayward 4025 Cartridge Filter
    12 person Spa The Pool Cleaner robot
    lot of bushes and trees close to the pool

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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    Get a 1HP 2-speed Pentair Superflo or Hayward SuperPump

    I assume you have 230V power at the pump?

    What pump do you have now? Any reason to not just replace the motor on your existing pump with a 2-speed motor? That is the cheapest option.
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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    Are you running the spa and pool off the same pump or do you have a separate pump for the spa jets?
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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    oops ... missed the mention of a spa ... Add more information to your signature
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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    I have a challenger pump and a 2hp single speed motor. I run the pool, the baracuda and the spa all off the one pump. I have a lot of bushes and trees around my pool so I use my baracuda every day. I rarely use the spa and never with the pool at the same time. I am in Spring Texas and it is hot so I run my pump 10 hours a day to keep the SWG going and the pool clean. The pump works ok but I am going to switch systems and change to the iaqualink later this summer. I guess a two speed motor would work if it fit on my pump. They may all have the same mount brackets to the pump as far as I know. I have changed the motor but dont recall what was involved it was not hard.
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    Teledyne heater Compupool 40k Salt generator
    Pentair VS pump Hayward 4025 Cartridge Filter
    12 person Spa The Pool Cleaner robot
    lot of bushes and trees close to the pool

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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    I would suggest sticking with the same size motor you have and just swap it over to a 2 speed. That way the spa performance will not suffer when you run it on high.

    Note the Baracuda may not work as well on low speed either ... so there is a trade off.
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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    Ugh I need that baracuda because of the stupid bushes and trees dropping stuff all day long. I may just get the two speed motor and stick to the same pump.

    Thank you very much. You guys are great.
    20000 gal in ground Pentair Screenlogic 2 ez-touch 4
    Teledyne heater Compupool 40k Salt generator
    Pentair VS pump Hayward 4025 Cartridge Filter
    12 person Spa The Pool Cleaner robot
    lot of bushes and trees close to the pool

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    Re: Stealth Pump Any Good?

    I have the Stealth pump on my pool for my pool and spa and then I have a Hayward Super II for my water features. It is amazing the physical size difference between the two pumps the Stealth is huge, not sure if this is just for show but it is an impressive "looking" pump. The nice thing about the stealth is that it can accomodate 2.5" or 3" plumbing so in my application this is what I needed as I have 3" plumbing coming off of my main drain and did not want to reduce down to a 2" port on the pump. I also like the large basket which is 2-3 x's larger than the Super II basket.

    You definitely can replace just the motor on your Challenger pump I would need to know the SF on the motor label or the pump model # which typically starts with "CHII" if you supplied either of this info. then I could let you know which motor you would require. I believe if you go with a dual speed pump on the Aqualink then you will need to purchase a dual speed pump relay and you will also need to make sure that you have room for an additional relay within the Aqualink power center which is located on the side of your home.

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