The house we purchased came with a pool that had this pump setup:
From what I can tell its a SplashPak EF 75 unit for the filter. Looking more at the actual pump assembly, in particular the motor:
It appears to be a 1.0 HP unit.
My problem is this. I have a Splash pools Omega 20Ft round pool. When attempting to use the Hayward Aqua Critter we purchased, I get the impression that the pump doesn't have enough suction to power the little guy.
Based on this, I am thinking of getting a new unit. Looking at this site here, Best Pool Pump Reviews 2016 |Buying Guide & Comparison
these catch my eye, but i am not sure which is better, etc:
Amazon.com : Hayward SP1593 Power-Flo Matrix Above-Ground 1.5-HP Pump with Cord : Swimming Pool Cartridge Filter Inserts : Patio, Lawn Garden
Amazon.com : Hayward SP1580X15 Power-Flo LX Series 1-1/2-Horsepower Above-Ground Pool Pump with Cord : Swimming Pool Water Pumps : Patio, Lawn Garden
I am hoping the extra grunt will help the cleaning unit as when it was doing its circles, it seemed to work well enough.
I am also wanting something that will fit with the filter I am using,which is a cartridge filter.
Also, as a side thing, anyone got a link on how to take the Aqua Critter apart to check it for an obstructions?