My pool is an intex 16'x48'' (~5000gal) ultra frame. I picked up a Hayward S116T sand filter (1.4 sq/ft, 30gpm design flow rate) and Hayward SP1593 Power-Flo Matrix 1.5hp pump off craigslist for $125. they're both in great shape, the pump looks new. original owner upgraded pools and got all new equipment. I jumped on it as it seemed like a great deal, and now I'm wondering if it will be too much. I'm sure the filter isn't an issue, but is that way too much pump? I plan on adding a second return and in wall skimmer. In addition I will be putting in some sort of fountain to help with high Texas temperatures. Am I right in assuming I have too much pump?
Second question: I would like to run a pipe down the wall of the pool to direct one of the returns lower to stir up the water a little better. Are there any warnings against this or issues I should consider? I was thinking some sort of threaded coupler through the existing return hole, a down pipe on the inside of the pool with a 90 on the bottom so I could direct the flow.
Thank you for the amazing site. the last two years we had a ten foot easy set which we loved. I hadn't looked around and didn't know about this site.. I was a tri-chlor-tab-***** (sorry) and now realize why my water would stay clean for awhile then just turn to pea soup after a while. actually knowing what is happenening chemically is comforting and so much easier. BBB works for me!