I'm new to the forum and new to owning a pool. Sorry if this has been answered before, but I can't find the information I need. I recently bought a house with a 15K gallon in-ground pool. The pump that came with the pool was a Pentair Challenger 2HP which had been really loud since I moved in. Since the home was sold as is I didn't get the option to have them replace the motor. I recently came across a good deal on a Whisperflo 3HP (used) which runs very quiet and itís in very good shape. Now I know that a 3HP motor is over killed for the size of the pool, but I guess I couldnít pass on the deal. My concern now is if the 3hp motor can potentially cause problems to internal or external PVC piping.
The inlets that come from the ground to the 3way valve for skimmer and cleaning are all 2in.
I only have 3 side jets, a cleaning vacuum line and a skimmer.
No spa or anything else that would need that much more power.
The sand filter with the new pump is reading 18PSI, but I haven't backwash in about 2 weeks. I canít backwash it at the moment due to a cracked pipe which I will fix this coming weekend.
Thanks for your input.