Newbie Hi.. Need a new pump on a budget. looked at the the one horse power Hayward Super 11 performance pump lots more money than the Max Flo . so has any one got or knows about the one horse power Hayward Max Flow pump over 120 dollars cheaper. looks like Its one of the cheapest of its type I can find but mentioned a lot its only medium performance in fact the whole Max Flo range has rather low head and[ lower g p m [/u]than most pump curves, maker says for use with older situations and copper tubing systems , In ground Pool is 24 feet X 12 feet but as its rather deep we half fill it with I believe about 16 ,000 gallons of water so cant usethe top skimmer . in fact we use the side suction inlet only, but there is a drain suction pipe we have not tried much because its proved hard to prime our old now worn out Omega one horse power pump.using that line.. we have a Small 21 inch Sta -Rite sand filter, new sand last year .
The run from the side suction point and the drain suction pipe and unused skimmer line is in 1 1/2 pipe it looks like under ground , but going to what looks like 2 inches in the pump room, it could all be 2 inches all the way hard to know of course .the drain line as mentioned not used at present is about 30 ft from the pump as is the unused skimmer line , the side suction point that is used around 20 ft . there are two one inch return pipes . three 2 inch valves for the three suction lines in the pump room , both the skimmer and drain lines shut off for now . any advice thank you especially if the cheap Max Flow is durable and powerfull enough Including using the vac hose to clean the pool bottom ..