We have a 15 x 30 above ground pool 48 inches tall. The pool was given to us about three summers ago so this makes our fourth summer with it.
The pump quit the first year and my son-in-law and daughter purchased a Hayward 1.5 horsepower pump. The pump did great until towards the end of last summer when it started acting up. It didn't want to start and you would have to mess with it. I was dissappointed that the pump didn't last any longer than 2 years (still have it).
This spring prior opening the pool up, I purchased a 2 horsepower pump on eBay. It was a White River brand, 110 volt. When we hooked the pump up it seems that it doesn't work nearly as good as the old pump. I have been fighting it for a month now and ready to pitch the stupid thing. I have since figured it is too much pump for our size pool -- is there anyway I can make it through the summer using the pump or should I chalk it up and just go ahead and replace it with a smaller size pump?