Hopefully everyone had a good winter, I have been away from pool mode for a few months since it is still pretty cold in NJ and we just had 10" of snow earlier this week, though it is supposed to warm up this weekend. With spring drawing near it is time to get back into pool mode and do some upgrades here and there.
After being on the fence for a year or so, we just signed a contract to add a solar heat system (600 sq ft Heliocol panels). I am thinking it is time to upgrade our old pump to a new higher efficient one at the same time, then have a nice new controller to control both. Is the new Pentair IntelliFlo VS SVRS overkill or worth the money? From my old pump, running 14 hrs or so per day, what real-world savings can I anticipate percentage wise versus what I am spending now, ie will the new pump pay for itself the first year or am I waiting for to see the rewards 3 or 4 years from now.
I don't know if it helps or not, but I attached an old picture of our plumbing to give you an idea of what's there.
At the same time I am doing this work I am thinking of removing our old gas heater which we have never turned on since we moved in. I assume there are positives and negatives to this, which out-weigh the other?
As always, thanks in advance for the information.