This pump has all the plus signs going for it except they need to put an off/on switch would make it more user friendly. The price is great and it is as quiet as any of the others I have used. The large clear lid makes it very easy to see down into the basket to see if it needs cleaned out. The 1 1/2 hp. seems to have enough power to do what needs done on my 20,000 gal. pool. I have used the vac system with this and it cleaned well. Overall I am more than pleased with the looks, build, and quietness of the pump. I would suggest to purchase the additional 2 year warranty from Walmart because you never know it is just a mechanical piece of equipment. I would also suggest putting it on a timer so it doesn't cost so much to run it all the time. It cost me $75 to $100 a month more on electric bill to run it all the time.