Hello, this is my first post, though I have been reading it for a few weeks. I recently purchased a new property with a pool. This is the first pool I've had so this forum has been a tremendous help but I still have some questions.
The pool is about 35,000 gallons, 10' deep and narrow on one end and 3.5, deep and wide on the other end. I currently have a 1.5HP filter pump and a 3/4 hp booster pump for the solar. I also have a booster pump to power my Polaris 280. The solar runs along the edge of my property then to my single story roof which is a distance of about 150-170' before it goes up to the roof. I have also been given a 6 month old Raypak 406 that I would like to incorporate since I can't get my solar to heat my pool above 76 degrees.
Because I will need to modify the plumbing I have been thinking of upgrading to a variable speed pump. My pool guy says not upgrade to a VS because it won't circulate the water enough with my big pool. I called a pool builder who came out and told me I should upgrade to a single 3 HP VS to replace both the filter and solar booster pump. Sun touch controller
What I'm trying to determine is:
Will a VS really be of benefit?
If I run VS at a higher rpm during the day for the solar will there be much energy savings?
Because I have a booster pump for the solar is it still cheaper to operate than a pool heater?
How can I get my solar to be more efficient?
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