Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Variable speed pump with single speed solar booster pump

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Fairfied, CA
    Posts
    2

    Variable speed pump with single speed solar booster pump

    I have an inground poole with a single speed filter pump and a single speed solar booster pump. I want to replace the filter pump with a new variable speed type but leave the single speed booster pump as is. Will this create a problem when the filter pump is running on low speed and the solar booster pump comes on?

  2. Back To Top    #2
    mas985's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pleasanton, CA
    Posts
    11,487

    Re: Variable speed pump with single speed solar booster pump

    Why on earth do you want to do that? That would be such a waste of energy/money. For most installations, you don't need a solar booster. I run my solar on a two story house with a 1/2 HP pump.
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Fairfied, CA
    Posts
    2

    Re: Variable speed pump with single speed solar booster pump

    Just bought the house and the 1/2 horse booster was already there. Maybe I need to re-plumb for the variable speed.

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad pooldv's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    DFW, TX
    Posts
    23,998

    Re: Variable speed pump with single speed solar booster pump

    That is what I would do. My VS pump runs filter, waterfall and solar with no issues.
    TFP Moderator
    If TFP helped you or saved you money - Become a TFP Supporter! <--Click here
    2012 build and pics, 20k gal gunite, black onyx pebblesheen, OK flagstone, IntellifoVS, cart filter w/Pleatco, IC40 SWG, Solartouch, 5 12'x4' solar panels, HP50HA heat pump, 8mil solar cover, borates, TF-100 test kit, SONOS, Doheny's Discovery Robot, hot tub on bleach

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •