The pump I have is loud. Probably not too bad since the guy who put it in for me said it was quiet, but too loud for my wife. This is what I have now:
Doughboy Powerline XP I 0-1296-203 1 HP 115 V 8450 RPM
I have put a patio brick on it to reduce the vibration, but it is in between two houses and just too loud. I was thinking about building an enclosure, but in more research I think I would be better off with a 2 speed pump. I would prefer a variable speed but with my smaller pool, and only 115 V available I can't find one that is 115 V.
In reading other threads it looks like this is a good pump to go with, quiet and others have liked it:
Pentair Stainless Steel Black Dynamo Two-Speed 115-Volt Pool Pump without Cord
I can put a cord on it no problem. So I need the pump to push enough water to let me heater run on low speed. My heater manual says it needs at least 30 GPM to run. All my gear is right next to the pool so I probably have 20' 2" total PVC for the whole system. I attached a pic of my setup.
So my question is with the Pentair air listed above on low speed will I have enough GPM to run my heater, and also at low speed how long should I have the pump running everyday? Also open to suggestions on another pump. Quiet is the key with low energy usage next inline. Thanks in advance for the help!