I have a 15x30 in ground pool with built in over-flow spa (separate spa blower not currently working but I'd like to repair or replace). Approx 15,000 gallons of water. I need to replace my Magnetek Century Centurion 3/4hp pool & spa pump; it's old, inefficient, leaking, has wiring issues & sounds like it's dying but the filter case is in OK shape lol and I replaced the C-1100 filter cartridge in February.
I was quoted by local pool guys for the same size 3/4hp with no filter upgrade but also given options for 1hp, 1.5hp & Variable Speed with & without filter upgrades i.e. C1750 & C2000 as well as systems with salt generator upto 40,000ga. The reason given for me needing a 1 or 1.5 hp is I have the built-in over-flow spa with a separate blower and if I "want to use the spa to it's full potential (which I do), I need 1 to 1.5 hp".
I have no idea how anything including the spa blower worked in the past with this pump, I can't even get the pool light to work. lol FWIW, I'm looking to add an automatic pool cleaner to the system too, like Hayward Navigator or XL OR one of the Kreepy Kraulys.
All of your thoughts and advice are greatly appreciated.