Hello all, first post here. Just discovered the forum and look forward to reading through the pool school page since this is our first pool.
I actually found the forum while searching the internet for an answer about what pump is best for my water features. I got my signature setup with what I know so far and as far as water features go we have 2 LED bubblers and 4 laminars and a spillover from the spa to the pool (not sure if that is a water feature). My recollection from when we put the pool together with the builder was that our 2nd pump – a Hayward Tristar – would run the water features.
While looking through some of the Hayward Omnilogic YouTube tutorials I noticed that one of them showed the water features being controlled by a variable speed pump and that allowed the water features to be adjusted to several different heights, etc. After seeing this, I started thinking that maybe I should have gotten a variable speed pump for the water features also. Any thoughts on this?
I really wanted to make the pool have several water features and LED light options and now that I’ve learned more I’m wondering if the regular non-variable speed Tristar wasn’t the best choice for the builder to suggest. Thanks for any thoughts.
Here’s a pic of the pool which should be wrapped up this Monday when a Hayward rep is coming out (who I plan to ask the above question too as well).