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    Need New Pump

    I currently have a ~14,000 gal pool. Distance from main drain to pump is 50ft and rise from water level to pump is roughly 2 feet.

    Main 2"
    Skimmer 1.5"
    Vacuum 1.5"
    all Return lines 1.5"
    Current pump 1.5HP Full rated

    I am looking for recommendations on new single or 2 speed pumps and HP ratings required.

    Thanks
    IG ~14,000 Gal
    Pentair clean n clear Cartridge 100g/
    SWG Aquapure 1400
    Hayward XL Cleaner
    Premix Marbletite Freestone series
    1.5Hp 2 speed
    TF-100

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    Re: Need New Pump

    I suggest a 1 hp full rated 2-speed of your favorite flavor.
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    Re: Need New Pump

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    I suggest a 1 hp full rated 2-speed of your favorite flavor.

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    Re: Need New Pump

    Why do you suggest a 2 speed versus a variable speed pump?

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    Distance to pump is 65 ft
    4 returns ports to pool
    IG ~14,000 Gal
    Pentair clean n clear Cartridge 100g/
    SWG Aquapure 1400
    Hayward XL Cleaner
    Premix Marbletite Freestone series
    1.5Hp 2 speed
    TF-100

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    Re: Need New Pump

    Quote Originally Posted by scarob63
    I am looking for recommendations on new single or 2 speed pumps...
    Here's the biggest reason. Unless your electric rate is above about 25 cents per kwh a variable speed has too long a payback to usually be considered.
    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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    Re: Need New Pump

    Thanks. Makes sense to me
    IG ~14,000 Gal
    Pentair clean n clear Cartridge 100g/
    SWG Aquapure 1400
    Hayward XL Cleaner
    Premix Marbletite Freestone series
    1.5Hp 2 speed
    TF-100

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