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    Need Advice ........pool installation today

    I am having a 16x32x52 oval AGP installed. I read where I should get a 2 speed pump because it saves on electricity. So I told my installer. He asked which one...and I have no clue. Please help with advice. Also, he said one return is fine vs two. He spoke about using a pump that is normally used by spa/jacuzzis

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
    Kawfy
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    Re: Need Advice ........pool installation today

    You want a two speed above ground pool pump around 1 HP. There are many many brands/models that would be appropriate.

    It is fairly common for above ground pumps to also be sold for use in a spa/jacuzzi, the requirements are very similar.
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    Re: Need Advice ........pool installation today

    Thanks Jason.

    Should I push the "2 return" issue? And if so what would be my reasoning? I am unclear why some advocate the 2 returns.
    Kawfy
    AGP 16x32x52 Cornelius, guesstimate of 15400 gal. Dished out in center to 5 ft , Counter sunk 1ft 10"
    Jacuzzi 1.5 hp pump, 300 lb sand filter
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    Re: Need Advice ........pool installation today

    More than one return helps move the water around much better. It helps bring surface debris to the skimmer from the far side of the pool.

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    Re: Need Advice ........pool installation today

    Every AG pool I've ever seen has only had one return and with a 1hp motor has had unbelievable circular flow assuming the return is aimed correctly. I have a 20+ year old IG pool with only one return, no issues.

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    Re: Need Advice ........pool installation today

    ok great. Thanks for all of your help! Well I suppose next time you see me I will be in the "under construction" forum with my pics
    Kawfy
    AGP 16x32x52 Cornelius, guesstimate of 15400 gal. Dished out in center to 5 ft , Counter sunk 1ft 10"
    Jacuzzi 1.5 hp pump, 300 lb sand filter
    Full hot sun in Heart of Texas

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    Re: Need Advice ........pool installation today

    I have a ig pool as well with only one return. My pump is only 3/4 speed and does a very good job on normal days. Sometimes it has a hard time keeping up if someone monstrous happens, but again normal days it does just fine and leaves very little dirt and stuff in the pool.
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