Looking for advice for a new motor/pump.
My current setup is a 20k inground with a 1hp 220v stay rite pump. My filter is a heyward sand filter (300 pounds of media). My suction and discharge lines are 1.5". I have one main drain and one skimmer. I have 3 return jets. My setup is very basic, as this is an older pool. I do not have any "water features" or solar panels.
Should I go with a single speed 1hp replacement or would a 3/4hp be adequate? Or should I move up to a 1.5hp? I have read about how the 2 speed pumps can save electricity, is this something I should consider? I live in Texas and I think my electricity is about .10 kwh. If it makes sense to go with a 2 speed what size hp would be optimal?
I appreciate any help/adice that you could give me as I am kind of lost on what would be best for my setup. Thanks.