I am relatively new to this thread and a very new pool owner. This is my first "getting ready for pool season" and I am running into some problems/questions. I've had a lot of issues with my motor/pump setup Centurion 1HP and Pentair Whisperflow 1HP. Motor just stopped working for the 2nd time in the past month after I had to replace the Run Capacitor.
I am considering just doing a firesale and replacing my Pump/Motor as the summer draws near to make sure I'm not dead in the water during the hot months.
In looking at new pumps I am torn between a 2speed/Variable speed for a few reasons. My current setup runs on a mechanical timer and is set to pump for about 6 hours a day. My Polaris Cleaner runs for about an Hour a day.
What I am confused about is that when I see people have multi speed pumps, they seem to be running for 24 hours a day? Why would I want to do that if my current setup works fine at 4-6 hours a day? I've been reading several threads on this but still have some uncertainty and wanted to ask my question directly.
So ultimately I have two questions.
1. Is a 2 speed pump Adequate for my setup or would Variable Speed be better?
2. How long should the pump be running on an average day in a Warm Climate?
thanks all in advance!
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Motor - 1HP centurion
Pump - 1HP Whisperflo
Filter - Hayward DE
Booster Pump - Hayward 3/4HP
Cleaner - Polaris 360 Vacum.