I currently have a two speed pump connected to a cartridge filter. After the filter is a jandy valve, one side goes to the regular pool return and the other side goes to the pool sweep. It seems like its a little too much pressure for the pool sweep when the pump is on high speed, and does nothing when it's on low speed. I also need to remember to go out and switch the jandy valve if I want it to sweep or filter better. I want to get a booster pump and add that in to my setup, and have the booster pump come on for a bit every time the pump comes on.
I am not sure if my control box can do that, but I was thinking or replacing the two speed pump with a single speed pump and adding a booster pump. Then instead of the control setting high and low speed it would turn on the pump and the booster pump. That way I wouldn't have to add a relay. I want it to keep the pool cleaner, and be power efficient due to high electric rates. Does this seem like the best setup?
Not sure how related it is, but if I find debris in the little filter basket that's inline on the sweep hose, does that mean I have a tear in the filter cartridge? I just replaced the cartridges less than a year ago, aren't they supposed to last longer than that?