Again, 1st summer newbie here.
My pump motor is dying, judging from the awful grinding noise it's been making, at increasing loudness. I've had a terrible time finding a legit pool company in the midwest (not too many pools in my town), so I feel the need to take matters into my own hands.
I have a waterfall that runs the same brand pump, but at 2HP rather than the current 1HP pump. I'd rather not spend the 800 dollars it may cost to replace the motor. I don't use the waterfall, to be honest, so I would be more than okay just swiping the pump it uses to run my filtration.
So, for a 20,000 gallon pool, is 2HP too much power? Too expensive to run? Will it ultimately damage piping or the filter?
I've attached photos of the labels for each pump, the 2HP waterfall pump being the first photo. The pumps are Dura Glas II, of that helps.