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    Pump flow rate

    Hi all,
    This is my first post here, and of course it's a question! I have indeed searched for this information online, but cannot seem to find it. I am considering purchasing a Hayward 1 HP Ultra Pro Above Ground Pump for my 12x22 foot pool. I need to know the flow rate of this pump. I have a heat pump which has a minimum flow rate requirement, and I don't know if this pump provides it, although I am assuming it does. I am shopping online in Canada, but there are so many different pumps it's confusing. I've read that Hayward is a reliable brand. If anyone can inform me of the flow rate of this pump, or recommend something better (but not too expensive) or recommend a good online Canadian shopping site I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance for any replies.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
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    Re: Pump flow rate

    The flow rate depends on the plumbing head. I can't find the curve for that pump on HaywardCanada and we'll need that to figure the flow.

    What's your filter pressure?
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    Re: Pump flow rate

    Design flow rate of the filter is 40 GPM and maximum working pressure is 50 PSI.
    Here is the pump: http://www.poolsuppliescanada.ca/produc ... ove-Ground

    And here is the filter: http://www.poolsuppliescanada.ca/produc ... and-Filter

    My concern is the requirements of my heater. Here is my heater: http://www.costco.ca/Browse/Product.asp ... allpartial

    Haven't actually got the heater yet - it's on the way. If I had my time back I would not have purchased that particular heater.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Pump flow rate

    The heater only requires 24 GPM and that pump will easily do that with the filter clogged. You have nothing to worry about.
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    Re: Pump flow rate

    Sounds good. I'd prefer not to run at the minimum 24 GPM, but if the pump puts out at least that much I guess it will be fine. Thanks for your responses.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Pump flow rate

    I figure it'll be much higher than that.
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    Re: Pump flow rate

    That sounds better!
    I've read that Hayward is a reliable brand. Am I correct in that assumption? I could get the same performance from other brands for a cheaper price, but reliability is important to me.
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Pump flow rate

    I wouldn't worry too much about reliability. Pumps are a mature technology and all mfgs use the same motors and seals. Unless you get one of the new variable speed pumps your not getting anything new. Having said that, Hayward is as good as the rest. Whatever brand you have local access to the parts for is the ones I'd be looking at.
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    Re: Pump flow rate

    That's a good point. In general, how long should I expect trouble-free operation from a pump?
    13'x22'x52" 8,000 gallon ProSeries Pool with Borates
    Intex 110 pound Sand Filter with Zeobrite, 2650 gph pump, 0.95 hp
    Bestway SWG
    AquaPro ECO500 50,000 BTU heat pump
    GLI Whirlwind Solar Cover Reel, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Pump flow rate

    Barring some outside problem (lightning, mechanical damage, etc), they should last 10 years or more. The biggest thing that needs to be watched for is seal leakage. If you catch that as soon as it starts you'll save the bearings and motor.
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