Hi again all
Last year I battled (and lost) trying to get my jandy 1hp stealth (jhpu1.0cnd) to fully prime. It always had some air in the basket. Now that the harsh winter is over, I'm not sure if it survived. Pool opens in 2 weeks so I want to be ready.
Last year the pump ran 24/7. Our electricity rates vary by the hour:
7pm-7am: $0.072 kWh (all day weekends)
7am-11am, 5pm-7pm: $0.129 kWh
Rest: $0.109 kWh
My question is, should I switch to variable speed and if so, the Hayward super pump vs ($850) or the Hayward ecostar ($1200) and will I actually see a savings? My pipes are all 1.5" to the pad (2 lines in the skimmer, 1 from 2 floor drains) and then 2" to the pump. I don't have any other automation systems, but would get a timer if needed. Should I continue with 24 hours or go with only 4 of actual pump time outside of vacuuming time?
I will also be replacing my jandy st24-t filter with a Hayward pro series s244tc, if that makes a difference. The old filter has a leak in the underside of the body and I'm sure it will give way any day.
Thanks for the advise. My local pool store has there annual closed door, "invite only" sale where the claim their best prices can be found. I don't know if they will be lower than what I listed above.