Our setup for our new inground vinyl (16X32, Not sure of gallons??) comes with a 1hp Hayward Pump. I have heard alot about getting a 2-speed pump instead of just a 1 speed to help save on electricity,,,,which I am all for....
My question is this, if I do get a 2 speed pump, do I still need a 1hp, or should I look to get something like a 1.5 hp to have the extra juice on the low setting? OR will a 1hp w/ 2 speeds be sufficient? I have seen posts mentioning a Hayward Northstar 1.5hp 2 speed. Would tha be good for our size pool?
Also, we are wanting to add a small waterfall water feature later on, will this same "main" pump work for that, or will we need to get yet another pump?? (1 for pool - 1 for Polaris 280 - 1 for waterfall ??)
I also have read alot of posts about automatic pumps or variable pumps ? like intelliflo that I think is Pentair? but does Hayward make something equivalent? what about others?