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    Pump recommendation

    So we are going to need to replace our pool pump this season. Our pool is a round 24' x 48 above ground. The old pump was on it's last legs, it is a Jacuzzi 1.5 HP, it was very loud and power hungry!

    I'd like to replace the pump with a quieter perhaps 2 speed pump. Any recommendations? The filer is a Jacuzzi Laser 192 Sand filter. I think it is still quite serviceable so long as the pump is compatible.

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    Re: Pump recommendation

    Welcome to TFP.

    A good pump is the Whisperflo but for a AGP you should look at the Dynamo 2 speeds. These are uprated pumps so a 1 hp will be a good fit.
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    Re: Pump recommendation

    I would definitely shop for a 2-speed. Ours is 1.5 hp and we run it on the low setting 6 hours during the night. It's very quiet, economical to operate, and does an excellent job circulating the water. The only time we run it on high is to backwash/rinse the sand filter or to vacuum.
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    Re: Pump recommendation

    I am a bit tardy in my response..... Thanks for the replies. Given the recommendation for the dynamo, how do you think the Optiflow compares? Like this one:

    http://www.poolsupplyworld.com/poolsupp ... 347991.htm

    Given that I also plan to plumb this with PVC at the same time, and different preference for vertical or horizontal discharge?

    thanks

    Bill

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    Re: Pump recommendation

    That pump looks fine. With 30' of head your close to 70gpm on high.

    Most pumps have a vertical discharge but if your plumbing would benefit from a horizontal discharge it sure makes it nice to have.
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