I would like to change the filter and pump for my in ground pool. The pump and filter are original since 1995 however the pump motor was replaced prior to my ownership by the previous homeowner and now the pump is beginning to leak.
Here are the stats of my current pool system:
20,000 total gals: 19,000 gals pool, 1000 gals spa
Spa spillover into pool
Fountain in spa
Sta-Rite PTM100 cartridge filter, original with pool
Sta-Rite P2RA5F-125 pump that originally was supplied with a 1.5 hp motor but was replaced with a 1 hp, 1.25 SF motor
Salt water generator
Hayward heat pump
Solar panels, Helicoil solar panels, 11 4X12.5 panels and 6 4X10 panels, 1.5" headers and 1.5" supply and return piping to pad
All the suction and return piping to/from the pool is 1.5", except for the suction piping for the spa which is 2", the return piping at the pad from the pump, thru the filter, thru the heat pump to the first return valve actuator is 2". After the first return valve actuator, all the piping is 1.5"
The solar panels are on a 2 story house, arranged in two rows with 11 panels at gutter level and 6 panels above the 11 panels. There is 65' of piping from the panels, across the roof and down to the pad each way
There is a 1 hp, 1.65 sf, Sta-Rite booster pump for solar operation only
There is no additional pump for the spa and there is no cleaner.
In the pool there is one floor drain, one skimmer, and 3 return jets
In the spa there is one floor drain, 4 return jets and one additional return line in the floor of the spa that is used for a water fountain that is controlled by a valve actuator
I would like to replace the existing cartridge filter with a new cartridge filter, replacing the existing pump and eliminate the booster pump.
I would like to replace the two pumps that I have with the Hayward Tri-Star variable speed pump, SP322063EEV, with the communication module to be integrated with the Aqua Logic controller.
Will this pump be compatible for my system? Is this pump a good choice? Do you have any alternatives to recommend?
I would replace my current 100 sq. ft. cartridge filter with a Hayward Swim Clear 225 sq. ft. cartridge filter. Would this be a good replacement filter? Since I'm going to replace the pump, then it might be a good time to upgrade/change the filter.
I have read reviews of the Tri-Star pump from pool owners with solar who have stated that when using solar, the Tri-Star was running at full speed (2.7 hp) and that this was wasting electricity; any thoughts on this.
Also, when I replace the pump and cartridge filter, should I replace all the 1.5" PVC piping above the equipment slab with 2" PVC or should I leave everything at 1.5 PVC?
Sorry for the long post.
I live ins SW FL