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    Question 2 Returns - upgrade pump?

    So the fine people here at TFP reccomend that I get the 2 speed 1HP hayward pump and a 24" sand filter for my 28' Matrix Pool (54" with a 72" deep end).

    If I decide to put in a 2nd return line - should I still stick with the 1HP pump or move to the 1.5 HP?

    I will be using 2" pvc where ever possible. The pump will be about 12' from the pool.

    Next weekend will be when I tackle the install. The 2nd return depends on if I can find a hole punch to rent.

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    Re: 2 Returns - upgrade pump?

    I think you''ll be just as well off with the same pump.
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    Re: 2 Returns - upgrade pump?

    You will be fine.I just had mine hard plumbed and 2 inlets.

    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: 2 Returns - upgrade pump?

    I have a 2 speed 1hp pump with 2 suction side and 2 returns... it moves a major amount of water on high and still does great on low and has plenty of flow for my SWG on high and low..
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    Re: 2 Returns - upgrade pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycasey View Post
    I have a 2 speed 1hp pump with 2 suction side and 2 returns... it moves a major amount of water on high and still does great on low and has plenty of flow for my SWG on high and low..
    Second that with my SWG

    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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