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    Hayward or Pentair

    I have the option of equipment for our new pool/spa.

    The advantages for Hayward is the Omnilogic over intellitouch, Echstar is more efficient that the Intelliflow, 400,000 BTU Natural gas heater is better and rat proof.

    The advantages for Pentair is the Filter is better.

    Am I missing anything?

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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    Chevy vs Ford. Both are very similar.

    Although Raypak heaters are better than both.
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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Although Raypak heaters are better than both.
    Ya just couldn't help yourself could you ??

    Why not go with the best, Omnilogic, EcoStar, Pentair filter and Raypak heater?
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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    Keep in mind that Omnilogic is brand new. The advance material looks wonderful, but we do not yet know how it will work out in practice.

    EcoStar is more efficient, but new units seems to have problems for a few people with constantly tripping the GFCI breaker.
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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    I have had an ecostar for a year now and love it, I have a 1.5 inch suction line so it's not the most efficient but at 1000rpm I only draw 85 watts

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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    Quote Originally Posted by Poollife View Post
    I have had an ecostar for a year now and love it, I have a 1.5 inch suction line so it's not the most efficient but at 1000rpm I only draw 85 watts
    With a single 1.5" suction line, the Ecostar sure sounds like overkill. A smaller VS might have been a better fit ... but I do not know anything about your pool. Please add your location (City, State or City, Country) to your profile and pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you.
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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    I've called Hayward customer service a few times and always found them to answer quickly, be very helpful, and a pleasure to deal with. Something to consider if you need help.
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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    I have 9 12x4 Heliocol panels on the roof. So there will be 2" PVC going straight up from the equipment 14', over the parapet and into the panels on a flat roof. Will this make a difference in which pump would work better?

    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    Why not go with the best, Omnilogic, EcoStar, Pentair filter and Raypak heater?
    I asked the same question and was told that it is better to get the entire package from one company. For discounts or warranty, can't remember. Does this make sense?

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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    So get a Pentair filter, pump, automation to get the 3 year warranty of those + a Raypak heater

    Pentair and Hayward both have pumps that will handle solar without issue ... especially their large VS pumps.
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    Re: Hayward or Pentair

    This thread seems very.... familiar. Like deja vu familiar.

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