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Thread: Enough horse power?

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    Shpigford's Avatar
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    Apr 2011
    Birmingham, AL

    Enough horse power?

    I've got a 22,000 gallon pool with one skimmer, one floor drain, and 3 returns.

    My pump is a 3/4 HP Hayward Super Pump.

    Is that enough horse power for my set up? Would there be any benefit to a higher HP pump?
    22,000 gallon vinyl in ground with Hayward S244T sand filter and Hayward 3/4 hp Super Pump.

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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Enough horse power?

    Unless you have some significant water features, you should be fine with the 3/4 HP.
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    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Enough horse power?

    My pool is about the same size as yours, has TWO skimmers, a main drain and FOUR returns and I have only a 1/2 HP pump so I would even say that a 3/4 HP is too big.
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