I've been reading these forums for a few months and finally just joined. There's a lot of reasonable collective knowledge on this site.
I recently signed a contract to have a pool put into my new home so the PB can get easy access to my back yard before the empty lots on either side get developed. The design calls for 4 separate pumps.
1.5HP pool & spa filter loop
1.5HP water feature loop
1.5HP in-floor cleaning system
1HP drive spa spillway (6' wide)
In my ignorance, I would expect a fewer number of VS speed pumps would be a more efficient setup. Other than the up-front costs for 4 pumps, what are advantages/disadvantages of this setup?
Thanks in advance for your input.