New to the forums and have spent a bit of time reading all the useful info – great site!!!
I bought a house last year and this is the first year of real pool use – used it briefly last year
My main question is around the circulation/pump/lack of any real activity in the water
In ground pool with around 14000 gallons
Has a Cartridge filter
Bought a new pump last year as when I opened it last year, the pump sounded like a rocket engine - so clearly needed to be replaced
I bought a 1HP pump last year and it is here – probably not the best by a long shot;
Everything seems to circulate well, no apparent leaks, good pressure, etc
I have taken apart the filter and completely hosed out the cartridges and the housing unit
This is a Chlorine based pool
This is an old pool (maybe 20 years old) and has several issues which I am not sure can be easily rectified – here we go;
My issues are as follows
· In-ground pool (24 x 14 approx.), but pump actually sits around 3 feet below the water line, and maybe 20 feet from the skimmer area, due to how it was built – this would be impossible to change unless I re-plumbed everything (which would involve heavy digging and basically ripping up a lot of the yard)
· Lack of any real movement in the pool water – almost stagnant
· Only 1 skimmer and 1 return eyeball
· Dual main drains
· Suction on the skimmer is negligible and as I say, very, very little movement in the pool water, which gives me issues
This also has a solar system, with the panels on the roof of the house - so I guess, further pressure on the pump?
IS THERE ANYTHING YOU GUYS WOULD SUGGEST THAT I COULD DO OR EASILY CHANGE TO IMPROVE THIS?
Should I consider a more powerful pump or even say a 1.5hp above ground pump (since my pump is actually sitting 3 feet below water levels)
I think the issues is 2 fold – only 1 eyeball and the 1HP In Ground Pump being about 3 feet below the water line and having to push everything back up the hill – cant be easy
Any suggestions please?