I'm new to the forum... What a great site!
I currently own a 1HP single speed Hayward Super Pump (bought it as a kit with a EC65A DE Filter), it's about 10 years old and I'm thinking of replacing it. It runs fine, except for the fact that it becomes really hot (run it between 6-8 hours a day). I'm wondering if I should replace it with the same model or go for a 2 or variable speed pump and increase to 1.5 HP. I want to stick with Hayward and have been satisified with the single speed super pump.
Thoughts on going to a 2 or variable speed... Are they more energy efficient than single speed? Will I gain anything going from a 1 HP to 1.5 HP? Will I need to upgrade to a 2 speed timer? I only have 110V at he pool and the outlet is about 100'from my house, so upgrading to 230V will be a pain but doable.
Pool is 16X32 with 1 skimmer and two returns. Deep end is 8' / Shallow is 3.5'.
Thanks in advance for your help!