We have a 2 speed pump, that I have run on low 95% of the time, in the 2 years since we built the pool. I really don't want to put a timer on it (something about the water just sitting there not circulating bothers me!) but hubby says we must try to cut down on elec usage. Can a timer be used with a 2 speed pump? Would it just be a matter of having the switch on low, and the timer would just cut it on and off, without changing it to high? That is what I want, I only run on high when I add chemicals, or run the Polaris. We have a separate booster pump for the Polaris, would that be affected by the timer? I don't really want the Polaris on unless I go out and cut it on.
What is a good timer to get? Would any electrician be qualified to install a timer, or does it have to be someone who knows something about pool equipment? Sorry for ignorant questions!