I bought a house a couple of years ago with an old inground pool and I have been replacing the old equipment with new equipment as I can. The old pump crapped out at the end of the season last year and I was able to get a new, bigger one for free from a family friend. The issue is the new pump is MUCH bigger and I'm sure I will need a higher flow sand filter to match to it, but I don't trust the pool store guys to steer me in the right direction so I'm hoping you guys can give me some insight.
24,000-28,000 gallon gunnite pool with a single 1.5" metal intake for the skimmers and a 1.5" metal intake pipe for the main drain that converge to a single 1.5" metal pipe going to the intake of the pump. Single 1.5" metal return pipe to the pool. The deep end skimmer(furthest from the pump) always pulled very weakly even after finding and fixing all of my skimmer line leaks. The shallow end skimmer pulled more, but barely enough to keep a vac plate and hose in place and usable.
Max-e-Glas PEAA6G-122L 2.5 Horse 1.30 SF pump. I know this is probably overkill for my pool but it was free from a family friend and is brand new. My wiring is properly sized for the electrical draw and I'm hoping the added umph will fix my weak skimmer issues. The only thing is I have no clue how much flow this will produce on my system.
I currently have a Tagelus TA-50 but I'm guessing I'd by flowing a whole lot more than 50GPH and putting out a lot more than 50PSI with the new pump.
Any recommendations for a filter? I have a million projects I want to do to fix up the house so the least expensive option would be the most preferable for me but I also want something that will work without me having to worry about launching a filter into space from too much pressure. If you think the TA-50 can handle it I'll give it a shot. Thanks for any advice you can give me.