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    Saving money on a new pump

    I am thinking of getting a new pump because of my electric bill. My neighbor showed me his efficient pump (variable speed) and that has improved his electric bill tremendously. Of course, his pool is different than mine so I am not sure if it would work for me.

    My current pump is a single speed 1 1/2hp. My pool is 17000 gallons. My cartridge is a 1750 hayward. Lastly, the pool is outdoor and there are times where I have to clean the skimmer out daily due to leaves.

    Anyways, my main concern would be that the new pump wouldn't do the job properly, especially due to the outdoor/nature stuff that keeps falling into the pool.

    Anyways, any ideas?
    17K gal, IG outdoor uncaged crystalcrete (yr 2002), 1 1/2 HP pump, Hayward 1750C cartridge filter, Hayward SwimPure SWG, No autocleaning --- Southwest Florida

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    Re: Saving money on a new pump

    Just got a Pentair SuperFlo VS and it works great! Right now Pentair is giving back a $50 rebate on them and you may get one from your power utility too. You will need to run it on clean cycle for a couple hours a day but the rest of the time you can run it down low and save some money!

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    Re: Saving money on a new pump

    So this???
    Pentair 342001 SuperFlo VS Energy Efficient Variable Speed Pool Pump

    Also, is there a difference between running at 110V versus 230V?

    And one more thing, I assume this works with a salt generator, correct?
    17K gal, IG outdoor uncaged crystalcrete (yr 2002), 1 1/2 HP pump, Hayward 1750C cartridge filter, Hayward SwimPure SWG, No autocleaning --- Southwest Florida

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    Re: Saving money on a new pump

    Yup. They have them for $638 shipped from PoolSuppliy4Less.com.

    Running at 230V uses half the amps and costs less to run (slightly) as it is more efficient.

    It will work with SWG, yes.

    This recommendation came to me about a month ago from @pooldv and it was a very good recommendation!

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    Re: Saving money on a new pump

    The superflo VS is a great pump. I love mine it cheap to run and efficient. There is effectively no difference between running it at 110v or 230v ( Watts = Volts x Amps). You will be able to run your SWG without any problems.
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    Re: Saving money on a new pump

    I guess what I mean is smaller wire and breaker sizes. The cost to run it will not really be different.

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