I am looking at replacing my 1 horse power stayright pump with a variable speed pump for my 11,000 gallon pool. The pool also has a small 6 foot diameter spa attached to it. The spa pump is set up to be used only for flow from the spa to the heater back to the spa through the jets. The Pool pump can take water from the pool, to the filter, then heatpump, then salt clorinator, and finally out to the spa or pool or a combo. The pool output to the spa exits out the botom of the spa and can thus be used as a fountain as well.
I would realy like to spend the money on a large enough pump that can replace both pumps by putting in the necesssary valves and plumbing to do just that.
However, I am not sure what size pump I should be looking at and what pumps. I have talked with my local Pinch a Penny and they sell both Hayward and Pentair and are pushing the Pentair. Then the other place in town that I go to pushes Pentair. I just want some real information not from a sales person.
Pool is a 14 X 28 foot pool. Depth is 3 feet on each side and goes to 4 1/2 feet in the middle.