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    Cool Booster Pump HP

    I'm buying equipment for my new pool.

    I have a lot of trees...Post Oaks...that shed. My builder suggested I get a booster pump for an automatic vacuum.

    I'm thinking 1hp. Is that overkill? I see 3/4hp being used. I WILL have leaves...and dogs...and kids/neighbors. I'm wondering if a 1hp may not be as effective.

    What say you?

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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    What cleaner do you have?

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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    If you haven't purchased a cleaner yet, there are plenty of booster-less cleaners to choose from that do as good a job as a booster cleaner.

    BTW, welcome to the forum.
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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    Im thinking kreepy krauly legend...

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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    Thank you, mas985

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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    What cleaner do you have?
    Thinking Kreepy Krauly Legend...

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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    I'm still old-school manual vacuuming , but here is a discussion on the Legend: Kreepy Krauly Legend VS. Legend II. It appears the KK Legend nay require a booster, while the Legend II does not. Still, there are other products that will work well off of the main pump alone. I suspect some other members will chime-in with some other ideas based on what they use. You can also put a key word on the home page search function and see many threads on automated cleaners.
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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    ThePoolCleaner is a very highly rated booster-less pressure side AND suction side cleaner.
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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    Also note that booster pumps are designed for cleaners. You don't choose horsepower. Polaris (Jandy/Zodiac),Hayward and Pentair all have booster pumps that are roughly equal.

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    Re: Booster Pump HP

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Also note that booster pumps are designed for cleaners. You don't choose horsepower. Polaris (Jandy/Zodiac),Hayward and Pentair all have booster pumps that are roughly equal.
    Much appreciated.
    U did see sone pymos associated wuth them...are their pumps required?
    I doubt they are as efficient as available...

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