hey guys , a few months ago I bought a house with a big old pool. its IG 24ftx48ft , shallow end is about half the pool 3.5 ft deep, and the deep end at the drain is 9.5ft. Pool sat empty for 5 years so the first thing I did was cut the old liner out.
i've had 3 different pool companys out but have not ordered a new liner yet because i've had to bust some concrete up to repair some 1.5 inch pipe on the main drain. Anyway this is my first pool and when I order the liner I would also like to order a new pump and salt generator.
i've done some reading and belive my pool to be around 50000 gal. I , in no way claim to understand the math to figure out the head and gpm ect to make a intelligent decision on a pump or a salt generator for my pool and was hoping someone here might give me some advice.
It has a hayward sand filter that states filtration and backwash 62gps,50lbs working pressure and holds 300lbs of sand. The pump that is on it now is a 1 hp ao smith but its dead and the pool guys all say its to small. I like the idea of a variable rate pump but don't know if it would be good for my application as it wont run anything but my filter and for vacuuming.
Im willing to put the money upfront for anything that will pay off in the long run as this a long term investment for me and I would like to do it right the first time . I know Im windy , sorry.
A few other things 2 skimmers deep end 1main drain, 3 returns 1 middle 2 shallow. suction and return pipe length are about equal at 130ft and all 1.5 inch .
Anyway love the site , i've learned a lot and cant wait to here from you , thanks john