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    Upgrade pump ideas please

    Hello everyone!

    We live in southern Ohio and have a recently installed pool that I think needs some upgrades.

    18 X 36 in-ground Steel wall and vinyl liner ~25,000 gallons
    1 skimmer - dedicated 1.5 inch PVC
    1 main drain pair -
    dedicated 1.5 inch PVC
    2 returns -
    dedicated 1.5 inch PVC
    In pool seat 4 inlets -
    dedicated 1.5 inch PVC

    Some off brand (avalanche 5000) 2HP single speed motor
    Aqua Tools Sand Filter

    Aqua Pro Heat Pump - PRO1100
    Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
    Pool cleaning robot

    We run the pool filtration basically 24/7 to allow for a few turnovers a day and to allow for the heat pump to keep the water at 82-84 degrees.
    Running 24/7 is probably overkill, but it is how the installer recommended.
    We usually only have to run the IC-40 at about 20% or 40% during heavy usage.
    Pool is spotless and crystal clear with an easy to maintain water balance.

    Motor is now having issues...large increase in motor noise, hot to touch, and some bubbling out the returns.
    Looking to upgrade to a variable speed pump.

    When I tried to get a rough measure of the suction side piping for TDH...I can up with about a 36ft or so average.
    So I was looking for a pump that could do 40-50 gpm at 40ft head and not have to run at 100% all the time like our current single speed.

    I am looking at the Hayward Tristar VS pump, but would welcome recommendations.

    I have two 1.5 inch suction lines and two 1.5 inch return lines.
    Both sets have 2 ball valves and combine down into a 1.5 pipe.
    I would like to add two Jandy 3 way 1.5"/2" or 2"/2.5" valves to replace those 4 ball valves.

    I would like to add a FlowVis flowmeter.
    Additionally, I would like plumbing on the pad upgraded to 2".

    Two 1.5" suction line > Jandy valve > New VS pump > Sand Filter > Heat Pump > FlowVis > Intellichlor IC40 > Jandy valve > two 1.5" return lines.

    I appreciate any help the experts here can offer.

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    18 X 36 in-ground Steel wall and vinyl liner
    1 skimmer, 1 main drain pair, 2 returns, In pool seat - 4 inlets
    2 - 1.5 inch suction lines, 2 - 1.5 inch return lines
    Some off brand (avalanche 5000) 2HP single speed motor ** Aqua Tools Sand Filter
    Aqua Pro Heat Pump - PRO1100, ** Pentair Intellichlor IC-40

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    Re: Hello...I'm Galac

    Welcome to TFP!

    I am a Pentair guy, don't know much about Hayward pumps. I run my pump at 1100 rpm for skimming and making chlorine, it uses 150 watts and 1950 rpm for solar and it uses 550 watts. I love my VS pump.

    This pump will cover it, Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001

    Or if you want bigger this is the pump I have, Pentair IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump 011018 | Pentair 011018
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    Re: Hello...I'm Galac

    Thanks...I will look at those as well.

    Do you think upgrading the piping at the equipment pad to 2" makes sense?
    I would like to think it would have less resistance and TDH, allowing more GPM, at a lower motor RPM and therefore less $$ in electric.

    Any recommendations on the flowmeter and better valves like the Jandys?
    18 X 36 in-ground Steel wall and vinyl liner
    1 skimmer, 1 main drain pair, 2 returns, In pool seat - 4 inlets
    2 - 1.5 inch suction lines, 2 - 1.5 inch return lines
    Some off brand (avalanche 5000) 2HP single speed motor ** Aqua Tools Sand Filter
    Aqua Pro Heat Pump - PRO1100, ** Pentair Intellichlor IC-40

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