I just bought a house in May that included a pool and have been handling it by myself. I have been doing ok as far as chemical levels. Chlorine level fine, but the PH has been on the high side. Been adding acid to bring it down.
The big issue is my Electric bill, it is double what I use to pay without a pool. I have narrowed down the problem to the single speed pump. It is sucking a lot of Watts, and I even run it in the evening during the cheaper times. I had done a lot of research and settled on the Pentair VS pump. I was then in my local pool store and ran into a Hayward rep, and he was steering me toward the Hayward Max Flo VS. He explained to me that because of my pool size the Pentair was overkill and the Max Flo VS would be less pump at a cheaper price and still save me the same amount of money as the Pentair. I can find lots of comments about the Pentair VS, but not much on the Max Flo VS. Does anyone have either of these, or can give me a good comparison.
14,000 gallons; plaster; 19x32 Rectangle shape, Depth 3Ft-5Ft. Built 1993.
Sta-Rite MAX-GLAS II 1.5 HP; Cartridge filter, Pentair Legend Pool cleaner.