Well, after fighting this thing for three years I had a pool service come out to give me an estimate on monthly service. The company owner came out and his first comment was that my pump isn't big enough and I don't have enough circulation (something I'd suspected all along). He didnt' try to sell me a pump and when he saw that I'd just replaced the 1HP recently, said I could probably buy it online cheaper than he could sell it to me. He said a 2HP would probably be the right size for my pool but not knowing the quality of work that went into the fittings recommended I go to a 1.5HP. Would most of you agree with this assessment?
Anything else I need to consider? Saving energy (or at least offsetting the usage of the bigger motor) would be nice.