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Thread: Filter & Pump Recommendation

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    May 2015
    Dillsburg, PA

    Filter & Pump Recommendation

    Hi, as a very new guy to pool ownership I've been reading the various threads and would appreciate some advice. We want to upgrade the ancient filter and pump. The Hayward Tech Support folks recommended a DE6020 filter and SP2610 (1.5 HP) pump as suitable replacements. My concern is that the old filter held 100 sq ft of DE vs 60 sq ft in the new filter...bottom line, is this sufficent to ensure proper cleaning in this fairly large pool. Likewise, is it smart to up the pump power by 50% although i like the idea of more power for vacuuming and cleaning? BTW, the Pool School article is a goldmine of information that I've read over several times now. Thanks TFP!
    We're new to owning a pool, so the learning curve is pretty steep right now.
    We have an IG, 32K gal, 'L-shaped', vinyl pool, that is approaching 20 years old. The filter is a Jacuzzi EW100 (DE), Pump: Jacuzzi Magnum 1.0 HP.
    We plan to install a Hayward ProHeat Pump (140K BTU) this fall.
    Location: Dillsburg, PA

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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Filter & Pump Recommendation

    60 sq-ft is the minimum size I would go with but a little larger would not hurt and allow you to have more time between cleanings.

    But a 1.5 HP is probably larger than what you need. Instead of the Superpump, I would go with a MaxFlo XL 1 HP 2 speed (SP2307X102). I think it is a slightly better design than the SuperPump.
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