My old Dynamax 2.2hp pump came to the end of its life, and I replaced it with a ridiculously quiet Hayward 1.5hp Super Pump.
The previous owner had a 2.2hp pump because the pool has "spa" jets and a water feature (3 spigots coming out of a planter). After much deliberation, I decided to come down in HP to 1.5 thinking it will be enough; I dont use the supposed spa jets, and the features comes on rarely.
With my valves opened around 90% for vacuum and 10% for skimmer, I noticed that the Navigator vacuum doesnt climb walls and goes rather slowly. I shut off the skimmer valve, and the vacuum now flies through the pool.
While I can certainly clean the top of the pool by hand, I realize that having the skimmer clean is important. Did I screw up bigtime by coming down to 1.5hp? Or do I need to perhaps let the pump get used to its new workload or something?
Btw, the pump is 1.5 with SF of 1.0.