I would like to cut my electricity costs. You can see what I currently have in my signature. All equipment is fairly old as far as I know other than the Single Speed pump, which was installed approx 4 years ago according to previous owner.
My rates are as follows:
321kWh @ $0.15 (tier1), 97kWh @ $0.19 (tier2), 227kWh @ $0.26 (tier3), and 45kWh @ $0.31 (tier4).
This is with pump running approx 4hrs every evening.
I'm assuming variable speed, but wondering if that is the right way to go and recommended models if so. I've seen the savings formulas/tables , but not sure how accurate they are or how soon it would actually pay for itself. I sure they have to be quieter than the pump I have now, lol.
So if the filter is the correct size, I would like to make the plumbing look a little nicer and install a jandy valve of some kind. Right now it looks like a hack job in my opinion. I provided a pic. Not sure what the best set up would be or how to go about reconfiguring it. Hoping you all can throw some ideas out.
I would like to be able to run the skimmer and vacuum port independently or at least be able to control them. I cannot do that now.
As for features....pretty basic....two returns, one skimmer, one suction port. No waterfalls or anything of that nature.
Appreciate your suggestions and if I can answer any questions or provide info to better help you help me' lemme know