I just installed a 2 speed pump since I normally run my filter 24/7 for the summer and figure I can use the lower speed the majority of the time to save me money on electric.
My heater is a mini-max 250. It is old but it still works like a champ. I just had my pool guy retrofit a digital thermostat to it, because I was having a tough time controlling the spa temperature. The digital therm works great.
The only issue is that the heater will not stay on with the pump set to low speed. It does come on, but it cuts off after a few minutes. I assume it is because of the lower water pressure pushing through it.
Now that I have a digital thermostat I can set, I want to just set the pool temp to a specific temp (85) and leave it. I feel like this will save me money in the long run since it will always be around that temp and I don't have to keep heating it from 75 (I live in NY and its usually around that temp in the morning) to 85 every morning when we are going to swim.
Is there anything I can do to get the heater to stay on while the pump is set to the low setting? This way I can keep the pool set at a specific temperature and keep the pump running on low speed over-night?
Thanks a million for any help!