My pump just went out a couple of days ago. It had a very old Century Smith AO 1hp motor but the circulation was pretty good. I just ordered a Hayward (SP15922S)Power-Flo Matrix 1hp 2 speed pump to replace it. I ran my previous single speed pump about 8 hours a day year round. Sometimes I'd cut back the hours a little in the winter. I'm not sure how I will run the new one. I'd like to utilize the lower speed and save some money on the electric bill. I also have a small water feature that is a fish spitting water into the pool. This is on a valve and can easily be turned on or off. I also have a Polaris turtle leaf skimmer that I used to use. Will the new pump be able to push the fish fountain, the Polaris, or both on low speed? I may start using the Polaris again in the summer if needed. However if running the pump on low speed for 20-24 hours a day keeps it clear enough to not need the Polaris then I'll keep it out. I like having the sound of the fish fountain all the time though. Will low speed push it enough so it's spitting water out of the pool?
One last question. How can I keep the pool from turning green over the next few days until the new pump gets here?
I have a 21' above ground round pool with a sand filter. The pool is actually dug in about 3/4 below ground level. I believe it is around 10,000 gallons.