I have a 30k plaster pool with a Jandy RS-8, JVA, SWG, booster pump Polaris. Current setup is pool/spa, single motor, single speed. The pump is making noise and in fact doesn't power the spa very well. My pool guy has suggested a continuously running variable speed pump would be a good idea as it would keep the water circulating all night on low speed, and then for shorter periods during the day on high. Currently I run it 6 hours twice a day when the temps are above 60 degrees.
I was told that the Jandy RS panels require a separate module to run a variable speed pump, and only the Jandy variable speed pumps work well with the RS. But, in reading this thread, it looks like a two speed pump might be fine. Perhaps a two speed is different, as noted by Bill (a0128958), who has integrated it into his RS-6? Could someone recommend some high efficiency brands and how to hook into the RS-8?
Finally, how long do you all recommend running the pump each day in warm weather, and how long in cooler weather?