I am writing looking for some help in transitioning my pool off of its single speed Pentair pump. Stats for my pool are:
23,000 gallon pool,
Pentair pump with aftermarket 1 HP & 1.65 SF, Clean and Clear Plus 320 cartridge filter (320 sq ft, 6 hr turnover of 43,200 gallons)
2" PVC piping, Kreepy Krauly suction pool cleaner, dual water-fall, no heat or spa, also a plastic (cheap) pvc metal spring check valve.
Pentair SWG that has not worked for > 5 years so I simply use chlorine.
I live in Central CA, energy costs are around $0.24/kwh. We swim May - September and would swim more if we ever decided to heat the pool.
This is my first pool (owned 5 years now) and when I moved in the pump motor was pretty loud. After the first season I replaced the motor with an aftermarket one off Amazon not knowing any better.
My current energy costs are huge. I would like to replace the single speed with a VS. Using a Hyd 101 spreadsheet from this forum I can see that the Hayward MaxFLO VS 1.5 is very energy efficient and should meet my needs. I am considering this pump and also considering replacing the check valve with a Jandy 2-2.5" 90* check valve.
Any additional suggestions / considerations?