Hello fellow pool owners.. We're in a pickle here and are a little desperate for guidance. In short, 15 year old centurian motor died; so, trying to bypass the expensive and not very helpful pool store, we went online, found ourselves at an online store that starts with the letter I, explained our needs and were sold a motor..Our electrician comes to hook it up, and says that the pump needs replacing too.. Got back to I... who basically no longer have any interest in helping us,, we've called three local pool stores, who won't come out to deal with this because we didn't buy the motor from them.. Now that I've done a little more homework I see that we should have just bought a whole pump with motor and filter basket all in one.. We're going to send the motor back and buy an all in one piece but not from I.
We have a 30,000 gallon L shaped pool and a sand filter dome. The old Centurian motor was 1.67 HP and 115/230 watts. We don't have any other water features like spa etc. I looked at a pool calculator on a website regarding how to figure out gallons per minute and head distance? and it came out as our pool needs a 1 hp pump, but what was on there was 1.67hp.. I want to buy a pump online and bypass our pool store.. btw, they just put in a 3000 liner and a sand dome and still wouldn't help us!
I guess I'm wondering about hp, i hear too large hp is bad too. Can anyone help educate us ? Our pool is a very unusual shade of deep green at the moment, and w/o help from iI..pools or local guys we're in a tough spot.