Hello all, I'm hoping you can help point me in the right direction. We picked up a new home in California with medium sized pool. I still don't have the # of gallons. We get into the 30 cents per Kw pretty quick and I'd like to explore a variable speed (ECM DC motor) pump or pumps. Currently the system is as follows:
One 1hp pump for a waterfall; dedicated supply/return
One 1hp pump for spa jets; dedicated supply/return
One 3/4hp pump for the Polaris pool sweep; dedicated supply/return
One 1/2hp filter pump flowing through a Pentair cartridge filter, then the a Pentair heater. There doesn't appear to be a heater bypass.
After the heater there's a Pentair intellichlor.
The system controller is a Pentair intellitouch i9+3.
The system piping is all 2.5" or 3".
My questions to the TFP collective are:
1) What is the best energy saving strategy here? Combine as many pumps into one big pump like a pentair constant pressure pump?
2) Skip all the repiping and upgrade the pumps that are used the most?
3) Is a heater bypass worth the trouble?
Thanks for your help.
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