I currently have the pump on the link below. Home is new to me and i already did some work removing a terribly outdated salt chlorinator. Besides the stains in the pool (ive been told I HAVE to have it re-plastered as a chemical cleaning will not do the trick). I am figuring out how to keep this pool clear and chemically balanced from browsing this site!
What I am wanting to do is move to a lower HP motor to run for longer periods of the day. The current motor is an ST1152 and is expensive to run for more than 6-8 hours in a day. With the heat around here in the summer and the debris (the people who put the home in surrounded it with messy trees!!) I need to have this thing running more often and its too **** expensive.
What I cannot seem to figure out is what motors I could potentially move to. Its an 18,000 gallon pool and from what I am seeing I do not need this massive 2hp motor.....I could run a 1/2 or 3/4 motor for most of the day for less money. The vacuum I use is a suction type and I assume that its suction would be limited as I lower the HP of the motor......is this correct?
I appreciate any input into this matter. the days I can run the pump for 10-12 hours the pool is sparkling.....anything less and i'm scrubbing, shocking, and skimming 4 days a week.