I've been lurking for a while and finally decided to post and ask some questions. We just purchased our first home last October. The home had an infinity pool but needs some work. The home was empty for almost 2 years. The previous owner removed the filter and pump control system. So I'm left with pipes cut with a hack saw that I have to fix. As you can tell from the pictures the pool is full of algae. I've cleaned all the leaves and sludge out of it and am now ready to get the water moving so I can get started filtering and shocking.
My biggest question is what size filter should I look at buying? I've calculated the combined volume to be about 22,000 gallons (upper pool 16000 gal. and lower pool 6000 gal.) I keep reading that I need to buy a large filter but need to know how big is too big. I was originally thinking a 30" or 36" sand filter, but the guy at the pool store says I need something smaller like a 24". Any recommendations on brands and size?
The next questions is pump related. When we moved in we found a brand new pump housing with no motor in the garage. The information on the tag is Jandy PHPU2.0. I have been looking at motors for this pump and have decided on an AO Smith B2983 energy efficient 2-speed pump. The pool has 5 returns on the upper pool and 7 on the lower pool with the slide (3 under the slide and 4 on the other end). I'm assuming this is to create a lot of water movement when using the slide. Would this pump be sized correctly to move enough water when using the slide?
I hope the pictures work if not cut and past the links. This actually my first post ever on any forum .