new to the forum. I have been using the information here to get my water sparkling clear (thanks!). Will need to replace my filter and will replumb all above ground pipes this spring. I currently have a 1.5 hp pump and a 60 sq ft de filter, but am wondering if that is too much for my setup. Here is my pool information:
40x20 rectangular with diving board deep end, estimated at 33000 gallons.
I have 3 skimmers, going through two 1.5" pvc pipes to 2 shut off valves, then combining into one 1.5" pipe going into my pump
1.5 hp hayward super pump, going through 1.5" pipe to 6-way valve and 60 sq ft de filter
1.5" pipe to heater to a single 1.5" return pipe with 3 returns in pool
bottom drain disabled
I have an opportunity to buy a 48 sq ft filter with 1 hp pump. My questions:
is 48 sq ft sufficient for my size pool or should I just look for another 60 sq ft?
if 48 sq ft is ok, do I continue to use my 1.5 hp pump or would 1 hp be better?