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    Could someone help me quickly figure out my GPM

    Hi!
    I have a 18,600 gallon pool (20,000) for ease, and I would like to know if my GPM rates are what we need, seeing as my filter, A pentair clean & clear PLUS has a 120 GPMDesigned flow rate, the motor is a 2.0 horsepower centurion, and the pump is a 1.5 Horsepower Whisperflo WFE-4, Could someone quickly calculate the flows are and GPM for our pool. not really a pool guy myself.

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    Re: Could someone help me quickly figure out my Turnover rate

    Calculating turn over really isn't all that useful. Check out this article here in Pool School about pump run time. Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time
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    Re: Could someone help me quickly figure out my Turnover rate

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Why do you think you need to know? TFP feels that knowing turnover rate provides nothing of value.

    Check out Determine Pump Run Time as it may help explain.
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    Re: Could someone help me quickly figure out my Turnover rate

    Welcome. In a nutshell, we don't pay any attention to "turnover" rates around here. It just doesn't mean very much. Circulation is circulation.
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    Re: Could someone figure out my GPM rate

    Well, probably worded it wrong. What I really actually needed it the GPM for a new heater we plan on buying. Sorry if I caused confusion there. all I really need is a rough estimate to be exact.
    Last edited by Danhatman; 06-21-2016 at 07:52 PM. Reason: Knows so much about pools.....

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    Re: Could someone help me quickly figure out my GPM

    Why does the GPM affect the heater choice?
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