Hi all, I have a kreepy krauly that looks like it's a few years old. My problem is that I'm trying to benefit from energy savings of my new pump, and a friend at work says he runs his pump sub 2000 rpms and it's cleaning his pool very well. As you can see, I have a relatively small pool. One of my friends is telling me to turn my valve so that the skimmer side is only 15-25% open while the vacuum is getting most of the power. However, when I do this I don't feel like my skimmer is cleaning well enough. Right now I currently run around 2600 rpms with both valves open 100%. This seems to keep it relatively clean after about 3 hours a day, but that's about 1k watts to run at that speed. Are there lighter and better vacuums out there than this ratcheting piece of plastic? Where are the savings on a pump like this?