First, I wanted to say that this is an great site with valuable knowledge and this is my first time asking a question on this site.
I'm a first time pool owner and this site has taught me so much.
We bought this house with a pool at the end of last year. I'm going to be installing solar in the near future but I want to change out the current pump before I proceed along with Automation.
Here is my current pool setup:
20,000 Gallon IG Pebble-Tec
(1) 2" Suction to Pump from 2 Drains and 2 Skimmers (shared pipe)
(1) 2" Return to (5) 3/4" eyeball fittings
(1) 2" Return to 4" Shear Waterfall
(1) 1.5" Return to Pressure Side Cleaner (Polaris 360)
Sta-Rite Max-E-Pro 1.5 HP Pump (P6E6F-207L)
Sta-Rite System 3 (300 Sq Ft) Filter
Distance to furthest Skimmer 46'
Distance to furthest Return Eyeball 60'
Note: Not using the Chlorine Feeder that is shown in picture. Using the BBB method
The suction pipe into the pump is 18" above the pool water level. Currently when I'm filtering the pool (no Polaris) the gauge on the Filter reads 14 PSI. When I change the valve to run the Polaris and 5 Returns the gauge reads 18 PSI. Our electric rates ($0.11/kwh) do not dictate me moving to a VFD type pump.
I have been looking at the WhisperFlo WFDS-3/24 and the SuperFlo SF-N2-1A. I like the spec's on the SuperFlo pump because it would allow me to run the solar system throughout the day at a lower operating cost than the WhisperFlo.
The question that I have will the SuperFlo run the Polaris without any performance loss?
Also, will I get good skimming action with the SuperFlo with the 2 skimmers that I have compared to me current setup.