Did I order the right pump?
18 ft AG pool. Had for 20 years and always used a 1 hp Jacuzzi pump with the Jacuzzi sand filter. I think originally may have been a ¾ hp pump.
About 3 years ago needed another pump. Tried a 1 hp Hayward AG pump. But noticed it had a little less power than what I was used to with the Jacuzzi pumps. Could feel a little less water pressure at the return.
So sent back and decided to try a Hayward ¾ hp super pump for a in ground. Seemed to be better built than the AG models and was rated more water flow with less HP.
And I could tell the water pressure at the return was stronger. And I am thinking with the pumps the more water flow the better.
Anyway 3 years later and the motor is frozen. And a lot of rust on the bottom of the motor. I have had 10 year old pumps that did not look as bad. Maybe a leak that got into the motor?
My question is I ordered Hayward 1 hp power flo matrix pump. Did I do the right thing?
Would 1 ½ hp been better for a AG pool or another ¾ hp IG superpum?
Rest of the old super pump still looks like new except the motor. Is it worth it when I have more time to buy just a replacement motor and keep as a spare.
Thanks for suggestions