Now that Pentair has combined the affordability and replacement ease of this innovative new pump with 115/230V capability and energy savings up to 80%, your opportunities for pool pump upgrades have increased enormously. I am very happy with this pump and would recommend it. Ours is a 15K pool, replaced a 1.5hp pump single speed with this. my old pump was 3/4 HP and I'm saving about /month in electric with this pump over my old 3/4HP pump. In fact it is even cheaper than when I got it if I recall correctly.
Add in a real-time, 24-hour clock and an advanced digital keypad, and you'll agree Super Flo VS is the most versatile replacement pump in its class. Even if you're going down in HP, you can run slower and longer and save money. It was prett easy to instal (with my brother's help) I also got a nice rebate! I bought a variable speed pump 6 years ago to replace a single speed pump, it is quite and saved me on average .00 a month or over the last 72 months that 60.00 in my pocket not the electric company. I have a 10K indoor pool and currently run the pump at speed 3 (medium) for 3 hours a day when heating the pool otherwise I run it at speed 2 (low) 24 hours a day. Used for about 2 years so far, and it is still quiet, powerful, perfect!
You could program a button at 2750 and 12 hours run time to turn yours over once a day.The quick clean is just a button on mine..it and it runs at 3450 GPH for 2 hours.to backwash change valve position and run it at 3450 GPH you can use the arrow up and down buttons or the quick clean button then when backwash is done just stop it change the valve position back to filter and start filtering it again.Would this be the best choice or can I go with the 3 hp unit? It sits directly on a concrete slab open to the elements for 2 years. It sits directly on a concrete slab open to the elements for 2 years. The Suer Flo would go in the same spot as the Challenger pump.I cannot advise on the size of the pool, you need a pool supply expert for that. I cannot advise on the size of the pool, you need a pool supply expert for that. the plumbing on the Superflo is 1.5" but can also be connected to 2" plumbing with the provided unions.