I recently purchased a home with a pool and am learning as I go. The pool is describe below and has the 2HP pump. from what I can read, this sounds like too much for the regular pool filtering and skimming. I was looking to purchase a single speed 1HP Whisperflow and replacing this old 2HP. I am not sure about the head, but can state the following;
Spa - 2" piping
Pool - 1.5" piping
Cleaner Port - 1" piping (not connected)
The valves only allow for the pump to run the pool or the spa.
My questions are
1. Can I run the same setup with the 1HP, and gain efficiencies?
2. Can I use the new 1HP to run the pool more efficent and re-plumb the setup for the 2HP to run the spa and cleaner port?
3. Can I run two pumps through the same filter without having to manually adjust a valve? Currently, from what I can tell, I need to filter the spa seperatley from the pool, which is annoying.
4. If I cannot run both pumps through the filter, would the fact the cleaner sucks in clean filtered pool water and jets it into the spa effectively be the same as running it through the filter? The spa spills into the pool.