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    Pump and Filter combo

    I am going to purchase a 24' round agp soon. I have already read and learned alot on these forums. Great info! I understand the general consensus here regarding filters and pumps is get a big filter and a 3/4 hp or 1 hp 2 speed pump. I like to find the best deal on most things, and I can't find a 19" or 22" Pentair or Hayward filter combined already with a 3/4 or 1 hp pump, (without being like $600) so I started looking for individual pieces. My question is, can I use a different brand pump than my filter? If so, what else will I need with these pieces, and does this look like a good combo? Thanks ... -1513.html 21" for $250 1 hp for $217 3/4 for $256
    Or, I could just buy this combo, I know its too big of a pump, but it'll be run on low mostly, draws 4.4 amps, plus I'm buying my pool from them: $489 ... DO2260.htm

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    Re: Pump and Filter combo

    AGP package labeling can be very confusing. It seems that they have their own meaning for HP. I am sure you have heard of full rated and up rated in-ground pumps but they also use a SPL rating for AGP pumps which is a lower service factor than even an up rated pump. The only way to know the difference is to look in the manual at the parts list for the impeller to see what you are actually getting. But the bottom line is that for at least some of the packages, I haven't looked at all of them, the HP label of the pump is two sizes larger than an equivalent full rated pump. There are some exceptions to the rule but if you look at the manuals and double check the impeller ratings, you can tell for sure.

    So for the sand combos, I know that the Sand Dollar Package uses the Dynamo pump and the 1 HP and 1 1/2 HP impellers are identical. So my suggestion is to get the PNSD0060DO2260 since it is a large filter and a somewhat smallish two speed pump. If I had the time, I would go through all of the manuals to actually see what is under the hood. But also, if you are so inclinded, it isn't hard to swap out an impeller for a smaller size but I wouldn't do that without running it awhile.
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