I have a Pentair WhisperFlo 011516 single speed 3HP pool pump. Pool is ~35,000 gallons. I also have a booster pump that runs a vacuum pool cleaner (not sure model). Also, I have a solar water heater (the type that runs the water to the roof onto these black tubes to heat the water up from the sun and back to the pool). I've heard the 3HP pump is way overkill but it came with the house I bought but maybe because of solar panels?
I am thinking about replacing the pool pump with a variable speed Pentair Intelliflo 011018 (Leslie's Pool Supply has a sale with free installation of any pool pump) to save on electricity bills. I was wondering - Is there a way to run a vacuum style cleaner that I can run on the new variable speed pump (stop using the booster pump) that isn't the robotic pumps (I really prefer to leave the cleaner in the pool vs having to run it and take it out every time) - this way save on both electricity of the pool pump and booster pump.
Is there a chance I can run the pool pump and the cleaner at separate times (maybe with a switching valve) but all powered by the new variable speed pump? I'm a newbie but just reading online for help.
Happy to post any more details if anyone can be helpful