I have an above-ground (partially sunk in?) pool and I need to replace the pump. The old pump has sprung multiple pinhole leaks in the housing and is bleeding water.
Some rough specs -
Pool size - 57,000 litres (13k gallons)
Piping - 2" outside diameter
Existing pump - Pinnacle High Flow Pump 1.5 HP (1.10 SF?) (centurion switchless motor)... rpm 3450... volts 230/115
Filter - Hayward Sand Blaster SM2306T
Heater - Laars Lite 2 (this is next on the list to replace...)
There is a Hayward chlorine distributor which I intend to remove, and thus remove 3x 90 degree fitting in the process.
Distance from return to pump is approx 20 feet. Return is at 8 o'clock if the deep end is 12.
There is only one jet currently hooked up at 4 o'clock, approx 40 feet from the pump/filter/heater.
There is piping to a second jet which is *not* currently hooked up to the pool. The end has a closed valve on, I was told to wait until I have to replace the liner to hook this one up.
Current PSI on the filter is about 27 under normal operation, after backwashing thoroughly. I replaced the sand 4 years ago and have not touched it other than backwashing since.
Electricity cost = 18 cents/kwh 11am-5pm, 8.7 cents/kwh offpeak.
There are some 2 speed pumps here for reasonable cost, but I have no idea what differentiates them or what I actually need for my pool. I'm finding it difficult to find performance data for any of the Hayward non-VS pumps.
Above Ground Pool Pumps - Pool Supplies Canada
Any assistance would be appreciated!