I have recently bought a home with an in ground pool. The previouse owner was using a Rule 1800 GPH cover pump. The house / pool came addtionally with another Rule 1800 (partially working) and a dead little giant (1250 GPH I think). The pump that was running when I bought the place died and I am using the flaky older model Rule 1800 pump right now.
I think what happened to the Rule that died on me was too many pine needles up the intake such that no water could be sucked in.
I do live on the rusty side of washington so there is a good bit of rain so a pump is a good idea. Now the question is which one has worked well for other folks. do I need something that is rated 1800 GPM (which I don't beleive at all) or will smoething much smaller do just fine? I has this as I have seen walmart online has a "hartage" 500 GPH pump that seems to not have too many negitive reviews against it.
Note that the Rule that failed and the flaky one that is running right now are kept in a mesh bag to keep a lot of debry out of them.
Your comments please....