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    another pump/sand filter sizing question

    16 x 30, 6'deep end 3' shallow currently there is a hayward super pump there and a sand filter ( decals are worn off ( i thinking about 300lb ?)

    2- 1.5" inlets from 2 skimmers and one 1.5 outlet to 3 returns.
    What do i need? ( on a budget, i am selling this house)

    Thanks

    MikeG
    17,000 gal inground
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    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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    Re: another pump/sand filter sizing question

    I take it this is a different pool than in your signature?

    What is wrong with what is there? Why replace it if you are going to sell?
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    Re: another pump/sand filter sizing question

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    I take it this is a different pool than in your signature?

    What is wrong with what is there? Why replace it if you are going to sell?
    Yes it is a different pool. The house is a bank repo and i dont know if its operable or if the sand filter is big enough and the pump looks bad ( not a good selling point)

    the sand filter is a hayward 166t ( 100 lb er) Is that big enough for an approx 18000 gal pool?
    17,000 gal inground
    vinyl
    swg
    3hp 8 returns
    heat siphon heat pump

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    Re: another pump/sand filter sizing question

    Our recommendation for 18k pool would be a 3.2+ sqft sand filter ... so a 24"+ diameter. You only have a 16" filter (1.4 sqft), so much smaller than we would suggest and really better suited for a pool < 7500 gallons.

    As far as pump goes, there does not appear to be a need for high flow, so a small pump would be cheapest and cost the least to run. Think around 3/4HP and maybe a 2-speed for a selling point.
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