ok guys so I became a pool owner 3 years ago when we bought our first house. The pool was on its last legs all around. Ancient filter, old pump, decking moving away from pool, coping cracked and loose (flagstone), rusty fence around pool and we have a retaining wall on one side that has sagged on either side of the pool.
So the pump worked and we replaced the filter with a pentair DE filter. I think its 48sq ft I need to check. Recently the pump has given me issues and I opened it up to find broken impeller and diffuser...seeing as how the parts for this pump are obsolete, I am debating if I need to spend $150 for hard to find parts or upgrade to a new pump.
problem is I am not sure what to get specs wise.
I am interested in the electricity savings of a 2 speed pump but am unsure of its right for my application.
My pool is a kidney pool. Deep end is about 8 ft deep, shallow end 3ft. The width of the deep end is 13 feet and the shallow end 20 feet. Finally the length of the pool is about 32 feet. Using the pentair calculator, I estimated my pool volume to be right around or below 20,000 gallons. Is this correct?
My equipment pad is about 6 feet away from the skimmer.
As far as pumps I only looked at the Pentair Superflo 1.5HP which is about $300 on ebay. Other than that I don't know what other pumps are good/recommended. We have a limited budget so I think the Variable speed pumps are out of the question for now since the pool will need work soon.
Do I stick with a 1.5HP? Im pretty lost...and seeing as how my pool guy quoted me at 900 for the 1.5HP Superflo which I found for 300, I think I can DIY and save me the money.
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