Hi everyone, learned a lot here already but have a couple questions! Our pump recently died AFTER I hard plumbed it in this year, so was convinced to buy a 2 speed pump because our dealer was no longer carrying the waterway brand and made me a great deal over the single speed Hayward I was looking at and cheaper than I could buy a new motor separately . Our old pump was a 2hp, switched to a 1.5hp 2 speed, when I hooked up (after having to redo some plumbing) turned on high works great. Changed to Low and seemed like the water wasn't moving the same way, we keep a thermometer loose in the water as wife likes to see things floating, high speed it floats around, on low it was just kinda sitting still. Is the low speed not strong enough to move the water? I put my hand in front of return it was putting out good flow, skimmer had good suction when I put my hand over it.
I was hoping to run it on low to save on electric and maybe install a timer, would a mechanical intermatic timer work, I have a robot for cleaning so I don't run a vacuum, would I just use simple on and off timer? Thanks for the help!