Our current pump/filter setup has given great service since our 20x40 IG vinyl liner pool was installed in 1996.
Current filter: Jacuzzi 27" Sand Filter; Current Pump: Jacuzzi 1HP Magnum (single speed)
Its time to upgrade/replace current equipment -- the filter case has developed a small break at a seam that we've patched (inside & out) with marine epoxy...but its days are numbered. The pump is still tip-top, but would like to move to a multi/vari speed pump to save on electricity (we're paying about $0.20/kwhr).
Some more details on the pool configuration & equipment:
- 20x40 - 8' deep end/3.5' shallow end
Two(2) Corner Skimmers; Main Drain in Deep End
8' Stair w/2 Hydrojets
2-Person Spa Seat w/4 Hydrojets
Paramount Floor Circulation (2 floor jets)
Two (2) Corner Returns
Polaris 380 Cleaner w/Booster Pump
GoldLine SWG (T-40)
We're not tied to any particular type of filter (sand, DE, cartridge), but are looking to maximize water flow, keep maintenance at a minimum (as it is now ) and reduce electric consumption.
Various threads mention the Intelliflo line of pumps as top-of-the-line from a cost/performance viewpoint -- but what type of filter would offer the best flow rates with an Intelliflo? This is a concern since we've got quite a bit of plumbing (head) that needs to be pushed and its 1-1/2".
Also, the SWG is currently connected to the pump timer (intermatic timer/subpanel), so that needs to be considered also.
Thanks in advance for recommendations and insights.