Pump upgrade question


Active member
Jun 30, 2013
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?


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LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
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.



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TFP Guide
Jun 16, 2019
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.
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