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    Need a replacement pump - what should I get? 24' AGP

    I have a 24' AGP Doughboy - 13500 gallons. It has all the original equipment that came with it (it was one year old when we bought the house). The pump motor died last year and we had it repaired locally. It died again, so I am looking at replacements. I will probably have it repaired, if possible, to keep as a back up. It is a 1 HP Powerline single speed. The label has the Doughboy emblem on it as well.

    What would be a good replacement? Should I consider a 2-speed pump?
    AG 24' Doughboy 13,500 gallons
    225 lb Sand Filter, Intex SWG
    Royal Spa Emperor II 545 gallons

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    Re: Need a replacement pump - what should I get? 24' AGP

    Hayward and Pentair both make 2 speeds that are very popular. 2 speed pumps can save money in the long run. You can run it on low for daily circulation and kick it up to high to vacuum. A 1 hp 2 speed should fit your needs.
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    Re: Need a replacement pump - what should I get? 24' AGP

    I love my 2 speed. It finally died this year at almost 9 years old. I run it on low 24/7. Switched to a 1.5 hp 2 speed in June when it crashed.
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    Re: Need a replacement pump - what should I get? 24' AGP

    I am looking at getting a Pool Rover to replace my current vacuum (Lil' Shark?) that plugs into the filter because it doesn't work well. Is the only reason for a 2 speed pump for energy savings?
    AG 24' Doughboy 13,500 gallons
    225 lb Sand Filter, Intex SWG
    Royal Spa Emperor II 545 gallons

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    Re: Need a replacement pump - what should I get? 24' AGP

    I have a 0.5hp pentair superflo...same pool and plenty of pump on a 250lb filter. How big is your sand filter?
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    Re: Need a replacement pump - what should I get? 24' AGP

    I have a 225lb sand filter.
    AG 24' Doughboy 13,500 gallons
    225 lb Sand Filter, Intex SWG
    Royal Spa Emperor II 545 gallons

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