I have recently purchased a home that came with an in ground pool pump. This is my first pool and am baffled on how much energy our existing pool pump uses. I have been reading a ton of threads on this forum and doing research on the pool pumps my utility (SDG&E) company is providing credits for. I have decided to move forward with the Pentair Intelliflow 11018 model. Here are my questions:
1 - My existing pool pump has 1&1/2 inch PVC pipes which eventually turn into 2" at the DE Filter. Is this going to be a challenge with the new pentair?
2 - I have a mechanical pool timer with the existing pool pump, do I still need this hardware if the 11018 has a built in timer?
Thank you all for your help. This has been a tremendous help in understanding how to maintain a pool.