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Comparing the up front costs of purchasing a Little Giant pump versus an Oase pump. Just because the Oase pump costs about $475 more than the Little Giant pump does not necessarily mean it's not the correct choice.

This table is based on a $.13 cost per kilowatt-hour, and assumes since the Little Giant pump is only warranted for 1 year versus 3 years for the Oase pump, that you will have to buy 3 times as many Little Giant pumps as Oase pumps. Admittedly, this is subjective so you can assume anything you believe is reasonable. Note that even if the Little Giant pump lasted for the entire 3 year period you still save over $1,000 with the Oase pump.

4,000 gallon / hour pumps Little Giant Oase
Purchase price  $   175.00  $ 650.00
Operating costs for 3 years  $2,358.72  $ 876.10
2 extra Little Giant pumps  $   350.00
Total cost  $2,883.72  $1,526.10
Total Oase 3 year savings  $1,357.62

Detailed calculations:

GPH Watts Watts/day Kilowatts/day Cost/day Cost/mo Cost/yr
Little Giant       4,100 700       16,800             16.8  $    2.18  $   65.52  $ 786.24
Oase       3,900 260        6,240               6.2  $    0.81  $   24.34  $ 292.03
Oase Savings per month and per year  $   41.18  $ 494.21
Note: The Oase savings is better than a 1 year payback
Oase Warranty for 3 years Cost of 2 extra Little Giant Pumps
Little Giant Warranty for 1 year

 

 

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