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Thread: Swimming Pool Pumps - Any experts

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    Swimming Pool Pumps - Any experts

    Hey guys, anyone out there know about pool pumps and can recommend what I should do.
    I fried my pool pump and I need to get a new one. Was 1.5hp pump, pool is 60,000 ltrs
    Looked on Trade Me and there are lots that were $400 - $500 for a single speed and I thought that wasn't too bad
    Went to the local pool shop today and there prices are $900 for a single speed or $1600 for a variable speed, I thought fuck.
    Comparing the variable speed with the single speed the pool pump would pay for itself in power savings in a little under four years.
    So my thoughts are go for the flash one from a local retailer or buy a cheaper one off Trade Me and hope it lasts.
    Any advice??

    (pools are expensive and I will never have another one again)
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    There's always Aliexpress

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    Pools are expensive alright, I changed the light bulbs in mine last Thursday night and ended up frying one of them, went out to East Tamaki on Friday to get some parts only to be told they are obsolete, $1700 later I walk out with new LED's lights which bolt into my housings that are cast into the pool wall. Shit the new lights look flash and poke out more light, the 30 people that we had round here on Friday night liked them.

    As for a VS pump, not sure why you would need one, the flow doesn't need to ramp up. My pump runs for about 18 hours a day and cost sfa.
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    @300winmag yeah I had a leak in the skimmer and the lights, I replaced the skimmer and told the guy to fill in the holes for the lights, was way cheaper. The lights are nice but I just could bring myself to pay the money for them at the time.
    Been doing a bit of research and the pump I had was a 1100w so cost about $590 a year to run and with the VS model you can run it on an eco mode (200W) for filtration and would cost about $105 a year to run. Then you can put up the speed to run the vacuum and backwash the filter.
    What kind of pump do you have?

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    I have a Poolstore brand pump, 1200 watts - our pool is approx 40kl, pumps been virtually running non stop for 4 years, when it shits itself I do some homework on a new one. I have a large sand filter that I backwash about once a month other than that it's really easy doing the maintenance, throw in a few bags of salt and slow n go every now and then, the only time I need a specialist is to service the boiler, the pools heated to 30 deg, she's running on jet fuel for next few months.
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    Mine is 60,000L, and those figures are based on running 8hrs a day for three months and 4hrs a day for the rest of the year. In the middle of summer I would run the pump for 10hrs. Mine is not heated so wouldn't get as much use as yours. A heated pool would be amazing.

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    Even heated it still doesn't get a lot of use, it's basically a nice luxury to have.

 

 

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