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    Cartridge and Pump Selection

    How does this combination look for my little pond. Couldn't find a matched set from Pentair with small-ish
    (3/4 or 1 HP) 2-speed pump and larger (150 to 200 sqft) filter.

    Pentair 340204 Stainless Steel Black Dynamo Two-Speed 115-Volt Pool Pump without Cord, 1-Horsepower

    Pentair 160355 Clean & Clear RP Fiberglass Reinforced Polypropylene Tank Cartridge Pool Filter, 150 Square Feet, 150 GPM (Residential)

    What sayeth al ya'll?
    Bob (AKA Schnozz)
    12 x 24 x 52 Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 8600 Gal; 1/2 HP Intex Pump 1600 GPH; 12" Sand Filter, Intex in pool skimmer; Intex Automatic Cleaner (Fantastic); K-2006 Test Kit; Start-up 07/30/2015. First Time Pool Owner in SoCal.

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    Re: Cartridge and Pump Selection

    Quote Originally Posted by Schnozz View Post
    Couldn't find a matched set from Pentair with small-ish (3/4 or 1 HP) 2-speed pump and larger (150 to 200 sqft) filter.
    All the pumps in those combo systems are fairly small so don't get fooled by the label HP. I would go with the larger(est) filter you can get because even the 2 HP pumps that come with them are no bigger than my 1/2 HP IG pump.

    This one is a good choice: PNCC0150OP2160
    Mark
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    18'x36' 20k plaster, 1/2 HP 2sp pump, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Re: Cartridge and Pump Selection

    Earlier I was trying for too big a motor now too small a motor. Note to self "HP ratings can be deceiving" either way....
    Price is right too. $419.00 from Sunplay/$506.00 from Amazon.
    Thanks Mark..
    Bob (AKA Schnozz)
    12 x 24 x 52 Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 8600 Gal; 1/2 HP Intex Pump 1600 GPH; 12" Sand Filter, Intex in pool skimmer; Intex Automatic Cleaner (Fantastic); K-2006 Test Kit; Start-up 07/30/2015. First Time Pool Owner in SoCal.

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    Re: Cartridge and Pump Selection

    Only head curve can really give you the true "size" of a pump but unfortunately, it is difficult to interpret unless you have some experience doing so.
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, 1/2 HP 2sp pump, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Re: Cartridge and Pump Selection

    We appreciate the fact that you, and others, take the time to share your experience with us. Now, our selections can be based on knowledge and not simply a shot in the dark.....Thanks again....
    Bob (AKA Schnozz)
    12 x 24 x 52 Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 8600 Gal; 1/2 HP Intex Pump 1600 GPH; 12" Sand Filter, Intex in pool skimmer; Intex Automatic Cleaner (Fantastic); K-2006 Test Kit; Start-up 07/30/2015. First Time Pool Owner in SoCal.

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