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    Pump Replacement Question

    I currently have a 1 hp single speed filter pump and a 3/4 hp booster pump to run our Polaris cleaner. Both pumps use about 1.1 kW. I live in CA, and the electricity rates are pretty high -- up to $0.33/kW -- so I am considering replacing these pumps with more energy efficient pump(s).

    Is there a way that I can replace the two pumps with a single, variable speed pump?

    The suction for the booster currently comes off the return line for the filter pump. Any thoughts or ideas would be appreciated.

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    22,500 gallon IG, plaster, 1 hp single speed Utilitech filter pump, 175 sqft cartridge filter, 3/4 hp single speed Magnatech booster pump, Polaris 280

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    Re: Pump Replacement Question

    Welcome to TFP!

    A pool cleaner designed to work with a booster pump will only work with a booster pump. With electricity that high it is worth switching to a different (though similar) pool cleaner that does not require a booster pump. If you do that, you can have everything you asked for.

    A good candidate pump is the Hayward MaxFlow VS, a very nice smaller variable speed pump.
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    Re: Pump Replacement Question

    Thanks, Jason.
    22,500 gallon IG, plaster, 1 hp single speed Utilitech filter pump, 175 sqft cartridge filter, 3/4 hp single speed Magnatech booster pump, Polaris 280

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