I am thinking about moving to a new pump for some energy savings and because of some electrical wiring hazards on the current pump. With my current single speed pump it runs the hayward pool vac and skimmer with a manual valve I can adjust if needed. If I switch to dual or variable do I have to change that setup or will it just pull water, but only enough volume to run the pool vac when it kicks up to high?
Do I have to buy new timer for the dual speed pump? It seems like all the variable speed pumps have them built in. That means the dual speed pumps aren't as much of a savings. If I decide to turn on the waterfall feature when the kids are swimming are both pump types easy to manually increase to full speed?
Have others out there looked at these options and have any advice? Thanks much!