variable or 2-speed pool pump

flyingchanges33March 27, 2012

I put this on TFP, but hoping for more insight. Looks like the variable will be $550-$700 more. We have an older passive solar on our 1 story roof right near the pool. We pay up to .33 in summer and .23 in winter (ack) for PGE (we have a well pump too). I wouldn't mind going for it and buying a Pentair VF *IF* I thought if would last or had a 3 yr warentee at least. Such a gamble! Wish I knew the fail rate. Advice?

spec: 17K gal, IG, plaster, DE, flow rate 72, Hayward 1.5 HP, Booster 3/4 HP, Polaris, solar 1 story, 2 1/2" pipe, Santa Rosa CA

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flyingchanges33

I think we will go with the variable speed pump. Can we then get rid of our (too powerful) Booster pump to run sweep, but only run sweep for 1 hr a day or so? Would that then be 3 power levels needed, low for no solar, med for solar and high for solar with sweep?

Does the timer on the pump work this way or do we need to add a controller?

pool spec: 17K gal, IG, plaster, DE, flow rate 72, Hayward 1.5 HP, Booster 3/4 HP, Polaris, solar 1 story, 2 1/2" pipe, Santa Rosa CA

    Bookmark   March 28, 2012 at 11:15AM
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poolguynj

The timer is complete and will do what you wish.

Scott

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 5:30AM
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