Good evening everyone, I need to replace my pool pump, since the original pump was undersized and it is going out. I got recommendations from two pool supply stores and recommend an intelliflo 3HP programmable variable speed pump. A programmable variable speed is what the State of California mandates.
But when I called Pentair tech support to get specification for the intelliflo 3HP pump, he asked me about the size of the existing filter, intelliflo tech recommended a 2HP pump instead of the 3HP recommended by the pool supply stores, because the 3HP is too big for the existing filter, I talked to the pool supply store techs and said that the existing filter will handle the 3HP just fine.
The question is, What size pump to get? is the existing filter too small for my pool? Can the existing filter work fine with a 3HP pump?
I currently have a Pentair 1/2 HP pump one speed, Pentair D.E. SMBW2060 filter. Pool and SPA= 19k gal.