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    Pump size for pool with solar and in-floor cleaning

    I just bought a house with an in-ground pool and am trying to replace its 3HP single speed pump with a more efficient variable speed pump. I've done some research but can't seem to figure out what size pump I really need. My pool is ~10,000 gallons. It has a solar heating system that is on the roof of the house and an in-floor cleaning system. The pump and filter are downhill from the pool itself. I appreciate any advice!

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    Re: Pump size for pool with solar and in-floor cleaning

    Welcome to TFP!

    Both the solar system and the in-floor cleaning system require at least a 1 HP pump (running at full speed).

    Do you have any other water features, spa, waterfall, fountain, etc?
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    Re: Pump size for pool with solar and in-floor cleaning

    I would think absolutely no larger than a 1.5 THP...so any of the variable speed pumps would work, I think.
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