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Old 02-08-2011
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I've used the Mermaid and it works quite well. However, I'd point out that the stock raw water heat exchanger pump, the Teel, is a lousy piece of kit. You're much better off going with one of the upgraded pumps, but not buying it from Mermaid, since they charge a premium for it.

The Teel pump:



You're much better off with a higher spec, more durable March pump, like this one:

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