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    Slightly Confused

    Ok so my Hayward pump spec plate shows 70 GPM, my sand filter literature shows "design flow rate 67 GPM", and it's hard piped with 1 1/2" Sch40 PVC, which according to Hayward has a "maximum recommended system flow rate of 45 GPM". Someone please decipher all this for me, since it appears nothing I have seems to correspond with another component!
    10,000 Gallon 12x26 EZ Panel, Vinyl Liner, 1 1/2 HP Hayward Power Flo LX Pump (70 GPM), SM2300T Hayward Sand Filter, BBB Method....nuff said!

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    Re: Slightly Confused

    to put it bluntly...the pump is oversized...but it won't hurt anything...it's just not optimal
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    Re: Slightly Confused

    I figured it was too big. I'm not sure why pool manufacturers think bigger is better. I'm thinking of cutting in another return this winter, to help get that water moving. All that HP and only one return, kind of dumb if ya ask me!!!
    10,000 Gallon 12x26 EZ Panel, Vinyl Liner, 1 1/2 HP Hayward Power Flo LX Pump (70 GPM), SM2300T Hayward Sand Filter, BBB Method....nuff said!

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