I currently have a Pentair 1HP Pool pump (Centurion) and a 15,000 gallon pool. From everything I read, 1HP is overkill.. however, I have a timer running from 7am - 7pm to keep the energy cost down. The current pump is loud as heck the last 2 years, but the impeller is fine and I just want to replace it with a more efficient model anyway as it costs quite a bit to run even at 1/2 time (about $75/month).
Questions are a couple:
1. Can I get away with a 1/2 HP pump to cut costs more? It seems like I can based upon water turnover ratio..
2. Are pumps like the Whisperflow going to save costs (they say they are energy efficient)?
What are my best options here? I can run the pump full-time, no problem, if that is what it takes for a smaller pump and less energy costs. I really just want the most efficient pump I can get (sized correctly for my pool). BTW - very standard home, inground swimming pool - 2 jets, main drain, return. Nothing fancy.
Hope I explained it well
Thanks in advance!!!!