I am new pool owner and I am having trouble with the setup of my IG pool/attached spa.
-Skimmers don't skim a thing (the suction is decent if I turn off the main drains but my skimmers are never full)
-If have both the floor return as well as a spa returns open fully, then the force is not sufficient enough to pop-up the caretaker system returns on the pool floor...I basically cannot run both open, must mostly close spa return
-Spa jets (4 in total) pressure not great even when floor returns are shutoff
Question. Is my pump drastically underpowered given the size of the pool? My pool guy is telling me I can/should only upgrade to a 1.5hp pump as there is a 1.5" intake pipe. From what I see (check avatar pic), there are two intakes....a 2" pipe from the main drains and a 1.5" pipe from the skimmers. I would think that would up the GPM that I can feed through a more appropriately sized pump. Also, I run the pump 9/10 hours a day, not sure I am filtering enough water on a daily basis?
Please share your thoughts/advice