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Thread: Pump and filter help for 1st ABG pool

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    Join Date
    May 2011
    Hammond, LA

    Pump and filter help for 1st ABG pool

    I am hoping you can help me out with selecting a pump and filter for my future ABG pool purchase. I am deciding between 2 pools:
    1) 33' round 54 inches deep
    2) 28' round 54 inches deep
    Leaning towards the 28' for initial cost and ongoing cost and water.
    May add a swg later.

    Pump I have been looking at:
    347991 Pentair OptiFlo 1HP Above Ground Pool Pump Dual Speed Motor - 115V - 3' Cord with Standard Plug
    Will this work for either pool and are there any other pumps I should be looking at? My electrical cost is $.079 kwh. I am looking at what will cost me the least to operate taking into account the cost of the pump also . I can set it up to be above or below water line so inground pool pumps can also be considered. This seems like a low cost pump to run on low (if I am understanding that on low speed it uses 2.9amps).

    I have no trees on my 5.25 acres and the closest trees to me are probably 600 feet or more away in my neighbors yard( 1/2 dozen or so pine trees) and I live on a gravel road. The pool will be behind my house which will be from 250-300 feet from road.
    I also have well water.
    I am leaning more toward cartridge than sand (though this is not ruled out if you have any suggestions) and do not want the hassel of DE. Also what sizes should I be looking at.

    This will be our first pool so I have no experience with any equipment. I just now that I want to use Pentair for my equipment.
    Any other suggestions or insight will be greatly appreciated.
    Phoenix - 16,500 gallon plaster diving pool, 1 hp sta-rite dyna glas pump, 3.1 sta-rite cristal flo sand filter, hayward ultra pool vac

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Pump and filter help for 1st ABG pool

    That pump will be fine for either of those pools.

    The only advice I'll give you is that a larger filter is better so as large a filter as you can afford.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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