Hi, new member here. Been lurking a while and finally joined last week. I hate that my first post is a question, but oh, well.
Have a 24' ABG (approx 14,000 gallons). Got in on craigslist last year. It was a baquapure system, which we are not using. Have a Goldline aquatrol swg as sanitizer. Pump is starting to die. It and the sand filter are branded baquapure. After digging around, I believe they are Waterway brand as this
http://www.waterwayplastics.com/OwnManB ... andFil.pdf
looks exactly as the setup I have. the sand filter is 26" with 200 lbs of sand. The pump is a 2.5 HP two-speed. Run it on timer 10-12 hours a day on low spped - only use high speed for backwash and the pool cleaner.
In estimating around 30 feet of head for my setup, I was looking at the Hayward Super II pump (3/4) hp. It puts out a little less than 60 gpm at 30 feet. Which should turn over my pool in about 4.5 hours. The guy at the local pool store told me down here (Houston) I need to turn it over at least twice a day. At 11 amps for the Super II, that gets costly. My old pump ran at 4.4 amps on low speed, and I ran it for about 10 hours a day and water was fine. I don't know the gpms unfortunately.
Does anybody know of a 2-speed pump that would put out at least 30 gpm at 30 feet of head? The pools stores around here are pushing only 1 speed pumps. One even told me you don't want a 2-speed pump down here - is there a valid reason for that?