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    Need new pump

    Traveled recently and appears the water level went too low and overheated/killed the pump. Or perhaps it was the pool guy's removal of the timer clips causing the pump to run 24/7. At any rate, I'm pretty sure it is dead. Any tips on getting a new one (models, retailers, etc.)? Currently have a 1hp AO Smith Corp UAC...
    ~10,500gal IG Plaster; Hayward Sand Filter; Kreepy Krawly cleaner

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    Divin Dave's Avatar
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    Oct 2013
    Longview, Texas

    Re: Need new pump

    For your size pool, a 1 HP pump would be pleanty large. It would be better on the light bill if you got a 2 speed pump and run it on low speed except when adding chemicals or backwashing. It would cut your pump electric usage by 2/3 or more.

    If you are in california or another place where your cost for KWH exceeds .20 KWH, it would be worth your while to look into a 1.5 HP variable speed pump.

    hope this helps,
    Divin Dave,
    IG Vinyl, 15' x 30', 3 1/2' - 6' deep, Oval, ~15K gal, Intelliclor IC40, Intelliflo VS pump, Clean and Clear 420 Filter, auto-fill-disabled, Retrofit LED Color Light, Dolphin Nautilus Robot, TF100 Test Kit, Taylor K1766 Salt Test Kit, Tftestkit Pressure Gauge. Experience- it's what's learned just after you needed it most !!

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    Jul 2015
    West Central, FL

    Re: Need new pump

    I have the Hayward Matrix 1.5hp SP1593, it works great and the extra flow is nice for water features. Wish it was the 2-speed SP1593S model, but I got this one cheap. Highly recommend Hayward products.

    For an in ground pool you should check out the MaxFlo 1.5hp 2-speed SP2810X152 or the MaxFlo XL 1hp 2-speed SP2307X102 or the 1.5hp SP2310X152.
    My AG Frankenpool 16' / 6,041g
    Hayward C900 Star-Clear Plus Cartridge Filter
    Hayward 2-Speed Power-Flo Matrix 1.5HP Pump
    Pentair 320 In-Line Chlorinator

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