I know what you mean. I would be lying if I didn't cringe with I signed away that $865 for the BK. I was on the fence about the BK or the Vertex In-250. What swayed me away from the Vertex was the pump. I figure I will save money on the electric bill dropping to a 28W pump on the BK, from the Mag7 that runs 80W. It's not much, but every little bit adds up. My electric bill has dropped by $5 a month after the switch.