My stainless steel pump has half-a-dozen pin holes which occasionally spray mist or dribble and otherwise stay quite dry.
My pump, working fine other than occasional bearing whine, is corroded along the bottom.
Do I need to replace both? Either?
If so, I have so many questions and appreciate any advice.
Should I get an expensive 2-speed pump? Consider my routine (any advice on improving this is welcome, too):
- I almost always pump to the solar heater. As you can see from the photo below, it adds a lot of head.[/*:m:3i5zjp76]
- I typically turn the pump on in the morning and off when I get home from work: about 8 hrs.[/*:m:3i5zjp76]
- Note: Power is 7.84¢/KWH here[/*:m:3i5zjp76]
I have an SWG pool and sometimes get the acid or salt wrong and suspect this didn't do my filter any favors. Considering that and the height of the solar panels (rough guess: 30' height and 100' distance), please recommend a pump.
I like the idea of the Hayward combined filter/pumps, like this, but suspect a 1.5HP pump may be overkill for my pool.
Bottom of pump:
Rise from my control system to the roof-mounted FAFCO panels: