I need to replace my Hayward Super II pump. Motor went out, and everything from my setup is just old. In researching variable speed pumps, i am finding some really great options, and they come with great prices.
Here is what i have, 30,000 gallon pool, with a sand filter. 2 inch lines all around I can go anywhere from a Hayward Super Pump Variable speed to a Pentair Intelliflo XF - i understand the higher end will cycle my water faster, but from what i know, it doesnt hurt to cycle the water slower. I was leaning twards a variable speed on the lower price range. Is the benefit of spening more money worth the benefit of the higher end?
And another semi-technical question. I have a vaccuum, and was wondering how this will work with the variable speed pumps. Is it just the matter of having the pump run on high speed for the first hour everyday to get the vaccuum to work, and then let the pump calm down to cycle the water to turn over the water? Is it okay to leave the suction at the non propelled vaccuum at the bottom of the pool?
I feel like i am in the shallow end but still over my head.