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    In my quest for a new pump.....

    Just wanted to lead you to a website that is really informative about selecting a pump....

    I found this and I think I really learned a lot!!!

    They really have a lot of info about the pumps and you can look at pumps based on what you are looking for - above ground vs in ground, energy efficient, etc....

    Haven't compared prices, but their information is winning me over! lol
    21x41x54" AG Artesian Seville II
    Installed around 2004 - we moved here in 2008
    23,000 gal
    Hayward SwimPro 256T Sand Filter
    1HP 2speed Hayward Power Flo Matrix
    (and have 2HP Hayward Swimpro and a 2hp 2speed Waterway Hi-Flo pump as back up also!! lol)
    No heating - other than Solar SunRings
    Central IL

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: In my quest for a new pump.....

    There is all kinds of good information on that web page, but I fundamentally disagree with their approach for three reasons. First, they start right off recommending a pump capable of 2.5 to 3 turnovers per day, which is too much for a residential pool in my opinion and results in wasted electricity. Second, most people won't be able to follow through their entire procedure and get a result. They require a vacuum measurement from the suction side of the pump and very few people have the equipment to measure that. Without that measurement, their whole system fails to determine anything. Worse, many people will proceed without having a vacuum measurement and assume they can still use that chart, and get a significantly wrong result. Third, their system only works if you don't have a spa, or any fountains, waterfalls, deck jets, or other water features, which kinds of limits things.

    Again, there is all kinds of good information there. I just wouldn't use that approach to determine which pump you need.
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