I have read through multiple posts here that state that a variable speed pump would work with an in-floor system. However, my pool builder states that in order for the VSP to work with the in-floor cleaners, I would need to run it at full speed 8hr/day. I was under the impression that the in-floors would only need to run for 4 hours with the remainder of the time being run at a lower speed to turn over the water... What gives here? Am I missing something?
Another question I thought about while trying to better understand the situation is: If the VSP is running at a lower flowrate, how does the water get circulated if the heads don't pop? If I run the in-floors and the wall returns at the same time, the Caretaker system does not cycle the cleaning stations.
I have a Hayward 3025 Cartridge Filter, Pentair IC40, Caretaker 5 Port on a 24K gallon in-ground pool. I am in the process of replacing the Super II to the EcoStar 3400.
I don't know if it matters, but my energy cost is $0.123/kwh.