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Pool pump burnt out - is this a ripofff?

Postby katheguard33 » Thu 06 Sep, 2007 02:14

OK, I bought a house with a pretty old system a few years ago and it looks like the pump's burnt out. I have a pool guy (I know - you guys probably hate them - I know I hate myself for having one)



Now, he tells me the pump needs to be replaced - he says he'll buy a Pentair pump and install it for the tune of $770. I'm not sure what model - something about an S+ (it's kind of hard to understand him)



My question is two-fold. First, is this a good deal? With my limited knowledge should I just let him do it? Or do you have any other suggestions on brands and/or advice for me?



Also, should I look into a new system altogether? I'm not sure how many gallons the pool is but the pool guy rmended a 1HP pump.(Underground pool BTW) My wife keeps asking me about saline etc. She hates the chlorine... Any and allments are greatly appreciated. Thank you.


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Postby mr_clean » Thu 06 Sep, 2007 09:34

OK, I bought a house with a pretty old system a few years ago and it looks like the pump's burnt out. I have a pool guy (I know - you guys probably hate them - I know I hate myself for having one)

If your pool equipment is old, you have 2 choices replace only old motor (if bad) or replace hole thing pump/motor. New pump/motor's are stronger so you down size HP (horse-power) and save with electrical bill.

Now, he tells me the pump needs to be replaced - he says he'll buy a Pentair pump and install it for the tune of $770. I'm not sure what model - something about an S+ (it's kind of hard to understand him)

If you do not trust him ask for make & model go on internet and look at prices. He can legally charge you 2 1/2 times the price he pays for pump.

My question is two-fold. First, is this a good deal? With my limited knowledge should I just let him do it? Or do you have any other suggestions on brands and/or advice for me?

Ya do some research and compare new brand & prices. If you do not trust him ask if he has license to do work over $500.

Also, should I look into a new system altogether? I'm not sure how many gallons the pool is but the pool guy rmended a 1HP pump.(Underground pool BTW) My wife keeps asking me about saline etc. She hates the chlorine... Any and allments are greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Postby mr_clean » Sat 15 Sep, 2007 12:25

nice advertisement
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Postby chrisinspring » Fri 21 Sep, 2007 16:55

We'll put in a 1hp Pentair Whisperflo for $500 and then goes up with a higher hps. Markets are different, so I hope this helps.

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