I am looking at buying an intelliflo (the new one that you can program start /stop times). Would also like to install the pressure side The Pool Cleaner (which doesn't require a separate booster pump) . I have a 27' (18k) 4ft on ground pool and will install an Aqua Genie Skimmer, which has two separate connections one for the skimmer and one for the return line. The other regular return line with be equipped with an aqua luminator light and pressure cleaner adapter (this will be my dedicated pressure line for the pool cleaner). My budget doesn't allow for separate automatic controls ( such intellitouch or easy touch).
So here is the real question can i use the programing feature in the intelliflo to operate one cycle for normal filtering and a separate cycle for pool cleaning. Would i need to install a valve to stop flow to the aqua genie return line and can this valve be automated (actuator ?) so i can use the intelliflo program that is part of the new full intelliflo pump? What additional equipment or special electrical connections would i need to make this work?
The reason i am choosing the intelliflo over a 2 speed pump is: I would really appreciate the energy savings both from a financial point of view as well as a green earth point of view. I know the pump costs a lot more but i figured with the energy savings combined with elimination of the need for a second booster pump and not needing an intermatic timer for 2 programs that the overall costs would be the same and besides i like the idea of the newest bestessst pump to date.
Forgive me if this a dumb question but i am going through mental overload trying to decide on the best/affordable equipment. I have had my packaged pool sitting in my driveway for about week and still haven't ordered the equipment because there is so much to decide on that i am going around in circles.
Please. Please, Please HELP me.
I would really appreciate any advice from any of you intelliflo users or builders.