I'm trying to take advantage of our power companies (SCE) $200 rebate on VS pumps by the end of the year as I will eventually go with a VS pump. Currently I have a 5 year old Hayward Energy Flo RS Pump - .75HP (1.85SF) on 1.5" piping that consumes 1kW. I run about 4hrs in winter and 8hrs in summer. I have solar but I run it just a few weeks a year as I have a cover that keeps heat in pretty well. I've been keeping track of our power bills the last year, and if I can get out of Tier 2 ($.20/kwh that starts at ~300kwh) and Tier 3 ($.28/kwh that starts at ~375kwh), I can save $350/yr.
Edit: 22,000 gallon pool, 1.5" piping, solar, 48sqft Hayward DE filter
List of Hayward and Pentair rebate eligible pumps:
Is there any other info I should supply to help make a suggestion? Thanks in advance for any advice on offer.
Model Number Leslies Amazon HP Hayward - EcoStar SVRS Pump SP3400VSPVR $1599.99 $1,025.00 2 Hayward - EcoStar Variable Speed Pump SP3400VSP $1299.99 $859.00 2 Hayward - TriStar Variable Speed Pool Pump SP3200VSP $926.99 $789.00 2 Hayward - Super Pump VS SP2602VSP $999.99 Hayward - Super Pump VS SP2600VSP $799.99 $679.99 1.5 Hayward - Max-Flo VS SP2302VSP $785.99 $875.00 1.5 Pentair - Intelliflo VS Pump with Timer 11018 $1299.99 $962.95 3 Pentair - Intelliflo SVRS Pump 11017 $1599.99 $1,088.99 3 Pentair - IntelliFlo i1 VS Pump 11008 $1229.99 $962.95 1