I have a 26K gallon salt water pool that is 6 years old run by a EasyTouch 8 automation system. I'd like some help in understanding the wiring of an upgrade I'm doing.
I have (1) 2 1/2hp Whisperflo for the main pump, 2nd 1hp Whisperflo pump for waterfall, and Polaris 3/4hp booster for the pool cleaner. I replaced the 2 1/2 hp motor last summer, and the 1hp is now making noise. I've been tracking my electricity and it is crazy high usage in KW when the pool pump comes on its regular cycle or during freeze cycles, so I purchased a Intelliflo pump to replace the main pump, and since we rarely use the water feature, I'll move the good 2 1/2hp whisperflo over to the water feature.
I understand that the Intelliflo needs to be direct wired, versus through the easytouch pump relay the current Whisperflo is currently powered from. I have the data cable that will 'switch' the Intelliflo from the Easytouch panel. For the direct 220v power source, could I expect to find a 220v circuit for the Intelliflo that I could use inside the easytouch main? Do I have to run a new conduit/line all the way to the home breaker box? Seems like the easytouch already has 220v coming in, and I'd like to get the pump power from that circuit. My easytouch is located opposite side of the house from the homes breaker boxes.
Anyone done this mod and have any insight?