I just moved to a new home. I am renting it. BUT, we decided to rent this home for the pool. Sadly I didn't get a chance to tinker with the pool stuff before the lease was signed.
Bottom line. The pump is either worn out or under powered it seems for the pool. I can't run the skimmer and the Baracuda G3 at the same time. If I bleed the valve to the skimmer enough to get some skimming action the rover stops hopping around. Even then the skimmer doesn't have enough flow to pull leaves in over the floating cylinder (when splitting). The skimmer is a two hole setup, do I need to restrict the flow to the floor somehow, or does that only flow when the skimmer isn't getting water? I can take a look at the cartridge filter, not sure of the elements' condition. When the spa is turned on the jets don't do much... not very 'spa' like.
My BIL has a InteliFlo VS.... I love it. BUT, is that super overkill? I want the spa to flow more.
I was looking at my electric rates;
Tier 1 (0-750 kWh, per kWh) $0.1035
Tier 2 (751-1,500 kWh, per kWh) $0.1646
Tier 3 (Over 1,500 kWh, per kWh) $0.1867
Same as above.
This is a three bedroom home with windows from '97, they don't seem great, it gets cold in the winter and hot as heck in the summer (in riverside, CA). I am sure we'll use a lot of electricity, so I expect to be in the mid to upper tier range.
So what options do I have? Can I make this a VS pump? I read that I can change out the motor and leave the pump housing. This is preferred so I don't have to disturb the plumbing. This also gives me the option to take the motor with me when I leave. Again, we got this house for the pool. It's a great setup, but the pool needs some TLC. I plan to communicate with the home owner. I would like to see about him replacing the pump, but if he refuses to pay, I'll just do it myself (if it makes sense...).
Thanks in advance! I got good help in my other thread. Great forum community here!