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    Big pump

    Wish I had found this place before I bought/installed a new pool.

    I have a 15X30 oval, 4 ft deep (approx 14000 gal) AGP.

    It has a 300# sand filter, and a 2HP, 2-speed motor/pump. From what I am reading, I should run the pump on low for filtering, and maybe high for vacuuming?

    Pool store told me the pump flow rate was 45-55 gal/minute, does that sound reasonable?

    I will have other questions after I do more research on SWG.
    15X30 Opera AGP

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    Re: Big pump

    45-55 gpm doesn't sound like a 2hp pump but without knowing the specs it's hard to say. If you could post a pic of the data plate we could tell more. I actually saw a 2 hp pump that had a .9 service factor.

    Running it on low almost all the time is a good idea.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Big pump

    I will try to post a pic of the plate. I'm betting the guy at the pool place really had no clue, but just made up a number.
    15X30 Opera AGP

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