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    New owner- pump/filter help

    Just purchased a new home with a 24 round above ground pool and have lots of questions starting with the pump/filter.

    It came with a Hayward power flo matrix sp1592 1 hp pump (doesn't list gpm.). Is this a good pump? Is it an appropriate size? How many hours per day should it be ran?

    It also came with a cartridge filter set up of unknown brand. Should I stay with a cartridge filter or is a sand filter better? I've included a picture do the label from the filter unit but don't know anything else about it. It is about 3 feet tall. The cartridge inside of it is a pleatco pure pa100n and looks like it needs replaced. Is this a good filter for my pool or should I replace it instead of just order a new cartridge for it?

    We live in central indiana. I will add this to my profile.


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    13500 gallon AG (24' round), 100 sf cartridge filter, Hayward 1hp pump, pool 10-15 years old with recently replaced liner

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    Re: New owner

    Welcome, and to try to answer your questions, this is a typical 1HP 1 speed above ground pool pump, the size should be about right for your pool, but it is not the most power economic option, how bad that is depends on where you live and how much electricity cost there. (please fill out your location in your profile, it helps us give you better advice). I don't have much first hand experience with cartridge filters, but if appropriately sized they can work as well as sand filters, sometimes better. Have you tried cleaning your filters, why do you say they look like they need to be replaced, are the torn, visibly worn, etc? Hours of pump run time will vary from pool to pool, there is no set answer, once you get everything balanced and clear start with something like 10 hours per day, reduce it by an hour every few days until you start having water clarity problems, then bump it back up some. (note it is important to do regular testing and chemical additions during this process so you know the clarity is related to filtration and not something trying to start growing in the pool).

    Ike
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    Re: New owner

    I said the filter might need replaced because of how nasty if looked when I opened it up to get the model number off of it. I don't know, maybe it can be cleaned enough to reuse.

    Looking in the shed we also have a model s180t sand filter. I forgot that the previous owner has said he had tried both types. So which should I plan on using?
    13500 gallon AG (24' round), 100 sf cartridge filter, Hayward 1hp pump, pool 10-15 years old with recently replaced liner

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    Re: New owner

    I would tend to stick with the cartridge for now since it is hooked up, and you don't know if the laterals might have been damaged on the sand filter while moving it, etc.

    Ike
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    Re: New owner

    So how often do these cartridges need replaced? How often do they need cleaned? How do I kmow when to clean and when to replace?
    13500 gallon AG (24' round), 100 sf cartridge filter, Hayward 1hp pump, pool 10-15 years old with recently replaced liner

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    Re: New owner

    Cleaning should usually be done when you pressure increases by about 20% above whatever the clean filter pressure is. As to replacement I will leave that to others with more first hand experience.

    Ike
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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