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    Help Choosing VS Pump to Replace 1.5 HP Single Speed

    That's why I've been leaning toward Pentair and Hayward, but if someone has experience with something else I might as well find out.
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    Help Choosing VS Pump to Replace 1.5 HP Single Speed

    Most of my research was previously on VS pumps so I'm trying to research the 2 speeds now / look up some options and costs.
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    Help Choosing VS Pump to Replace 1.5 HP Single Speed

    How do you like your Pureline? I was sticking mainly to brands like Hayward and Pentair because I know they're high quality. The Purelines are a lot cheaper though which makes them an interesting value proposition if they have longevity.
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    Help Choosing VS Pump to Replace 1.5 HP Single Speed

    Thanks. I had read in multiple sites that reviewed VS pumps that the big ones could get starved with 1.5" piping so I was obviously a bit concerned about that. I'll look into the 2-speed motors. My first impression was that they might not last as long or be as efficient while running at the...
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    Help Choosing VS Pump to Replace 1.5 HP Single Speed

    I was more concerned about starving the pump. I also don't necessarily trust everyone, such as visitors, to not try and jack it up to full speed when using the spa. If doing that for like 6 hours won't damage the pump or other equipment then it's definitely a more realistic possibility. Other...
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    Help Choosing VS Pump to Replace 1.5 HP Single Speed

    with 1.5" plumbing isn't that extremely overpowered? I've read I could starve the pump or potentially even break the plumbing running it at anywhere near full speed.
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    Help Choosing VS Pump to Replace 1.5 HP Single Speed

    So I'm finally getting back to buying a VS pump and I'm wondering about what you guys think I should get for my system. My pool is about 17k gallons which includes a small shared spa (hard to tell - kidney shaped with a deep end around 8 ft and shallow around 3). I have 1 skimmer and a...
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    Yet Another Pump Replacement Help Thread

    We're currently sanitizing with a combination of liquid chlorine and pucks. Yes, I'm thinking of automation and maybe SWG in the future, but that's probably a couple years down the road.
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    Yet Another Pump Replacement Help Thread

    Unfortunately, there's no utility rebates. We'll probably install the pump ourselves. I know I won't get the full coverage but that doesn't seem worth paying both high markup plus labor costs. My concern with oversizing the pump isn't strictly the oversizing since I can obviously dial it...
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    Yet Another Pump Replacement Help Thread

    So I'm looking to upgrade from an old 1 hp single-speed Sta-Rite to a VSP and would like some help on sizing / the model to buy. Some hopefully useful background: Pool Size: about 16k gallons? It's hard to calculate because it's a kidney shaped pool that gradually goes from about 3 feet to 9...
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    Heat Pump Replacement Installation - Question About Base

    Thank you. I have a friend of a friend that does electric work for a pretty good rate so I'll probably leave most of that to him. Though honestly it looks pretty easy to me.
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    Heat Pump Replacement Installation - Question About Base

    cool. thanks for the info! I've got a few of those screws laying around. We have a concrete block house, so anytime we want to attach something to an outside wall we use those. Is 1/4" x 1-3/4" really big enough to screw this thing down? How difficult was the installation overall? Not just the...
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    Heat Pump Replacement Installation - Question About Base

    cool thanks. I couldn't quite tell from the picks, did you mortar those blocks together or just leave them loose and piled up? Also, is the heater bolted in in any way or does it just sit on top? I'm actually thinking buying the hurricane pad may be the way to go seeing as we get hit by...
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    Heat Pump Replacement Installation - Question About Base

    It looks like I'm going to buy a Hayward 21404t Heat Pump to replace my broken propane heater. Thankfully, Hayward doesn't require approved / licensed installation for their warranty, so I'd like to do some of it myself. My father in law is pretty handy, he used to design and build houses in the...
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    Heat Pump Recommendations - Hayward 21404t vs Raypak 8350TI-E

    I was thinking more like one of those 3' white picket garden fences with some plants around the heater and pump area. It shouldn't obstruct air flow much and while the heater would still be visible, it would be notably less so. The Hayward unit needs 2' of clearance on each side and 6 ft...