I'm replacing my 1 HP pool pump motor and want to use a dual speed motor to save on energy costs. We pay about $.23 per kwH and run it for 8-10 hours per day. Its a smallish pool 17,000 gallons using a Sta-Rite Max-e-pro pump with their energy efficient motor - 1hp/sf=1.65/16 or 8amps. We are running it with 220v. We also run a polaris 380 off of a 3/4 hp booster for 2 hrs per day -- also 220v. The timing is controlled by 2 separate intermatic 104 manual timers. They're wired together but I think its just to get power from the first to the second one. I could, for example, run the booster pump without running the main pump. I don't but the only thing preventing this from happening is manually synchronizing the clocks.
I'm looking at the AO Smith SQS1102R 2 speed motor and wanted to know how to wire it. Will I need another timer or can I use the booster pump timer to run both the high speed setting and the polaris. I figure they run the same amount of time per day so I'd prefer not to buy another timer.
Thanks in advance.