First I'd like to say that this is a fantastic forum. Ive learned so much in the past few weeks it's amazing. I actually know a lot more about pool chemistry now then many pool owners I know. I just want to thank everybody for their willingness to share their knowledge to those of us that are new to this.
I am however still a complete idiot when it comes to equipment. How does the Hayward Superpump 2 speed work? As I said, I am a complete noob to this whole pool thing. I've never owned one in my life. My PB just finished installing it and the electrician wired everything up. I want to run the pump on low speed but I can't seem to figure out how to change the pump speed. There is a toggle switch on the back of the pump that I am told changes the speed from high to low, however there are no markings on it to indicate which is which. I am assuming that up is high and down is low (that would seem to make sense) but I don't know for sure. In either position, the pump makes the same amount of noise and the water coming out of the returns seems to be at the same pressure. Now I realize that I don't know too much about this stuff, however I am assuming that these two things would be different at different pump speeds. I've looked on line for an operators manual for these pumps, but the only ones I've found are pretty useless when it comes to actually operating the pump.
The pool timer/controller is a Fiberstars WPC2. The model number for this unit, as explained in the owner's manual, indicates that it is for single speed pumps, but I am assuming that the toggle switch on the back of the pump would compensate for this. Is this a valid assumption?
Is it possible that my electrician wired something wrong in the pump so it will only operate at one speed? (I do not know if the speed at which it is running is high or low, however it seems kinda loud so I am guessing that it is high).
I've contacted the PB and voiced my concerns, and they tell me that it is the switch on the pump that controls its speed. If that is the case, then why do I notice no difference between the two switch positions?
Please help a helpless noob. I am completely baffled.