My pump has quit and I'm afraid it may be the end of this one! It is a two-speed pump and I have been in the habit of running it 24/7 on low, which is 1/8 hp. High speed is 1 hp. I have no automation or timer. To run my solar heat, I have a 3/4 hp (uprated) booster pump. The main pump must be running to operate the solar pump.
I've seen lots of discussion here about automatic variable speed pumps and other cool stuff. I would like to have a two-speed pump (as a minimum) which I'd usually run on low speed. Even better would be to add a timer so I don't have to run it 24/7! My pool capacity is rather small, I believe in the 6000-7000 gallon range. Since it's indoors, I don't get all that much junk in it.
I would like to get something reliable that would be economical to run. I'm willing to pay more up front to get a pump that would be more efficient to operate and thus cheaper in the long run. TIA for suggestions and recommendations!