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    May 2015
    Prairieville, Louisiana

    Pump Advise

    I need to replace my main pump/motor and have no idea what the best option would be for my set up. Currently I have a Pentair Challenger pump (343233), 1hp motor (35-5339) for the pool. I also have a pentair booster pump 3/4 hp for the Polaris that still works fine. I never use the Polaris due to not having many leaves. I use the booster just for show to make the water jets on the shallow end pad come out of the water about 1.5ft. Other than that I never utilize it for the Polaris. I am wanting to replace the main pump/motor with something super energy efficient if possible and keep the booster pump for the jet affect that I mentioned. Any help is appreciated. I can post pictures if needed. The pool is 15K gallons, salt with Intellichlor - IC-40.

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Pump Advise

    Welcome to the forum.

    Match your new pump to your filter capacity. How many GPM's is suggested for your filter?
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    DFW, TX

    Re: Pump Advise

    The Pentair Intelliflo variable speed 3hp pump is very energy efficient when run at lower RPM. I run mine 24x7 during spring and fall because we have lots of trees. At 1100 rpm it uses 150 watts which costs about 12 bucks a month and does a great job skimming debris, making chlorine and filtering. It is a lot more pump than you or I need but it is great to have total control of water flow for solar, waterfall, etc. Pentair also makes smaller variable speed pumps like the Superflo 342001.
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