Pump upgrade question

Thurge

Active member
Jun 30, 2013
26
My current pump works fine but I'm wondering if upgrading to the Pentair SuperFlo VS Variable Speed Pool Pump would be worth it? How do I go about determining if it makes sense?
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
14,628
Evans, Georgia
Where do you live?? (please add a location to your info). Are electric rates very high?? That's a huge motivator for most folks.

In one year the decision may be out of your hands if your pump goes kaput- the govt has mandated that *all* pool pumps over .7hp be variable speed.

Check your power provider as many around the country offer rebates on VS pumps.

Maddie
 

Newdude

Well-known member
Jun 16, 2019
4,510
NY
I like mine just for the convenience that the options provide. I can choose to the 5 RPM exactly where I want to vac, skim, or let it ride full throttle for fast surface clearing after a storm. 99% of the time it is sipping electric which is also a huge plus. So I run it 24/7 without a care in the world. It never stops skimming and IMHO, the only way to go.