I have a 12x24x52" above ground oval pool. I plumbed in 1.5" PVC pipe for the intake and outtake. I figured out the pool has about 8000 gallons
The pump and sand filter is only about 4 feet away from the pool, and there is not much "lift" here. Think of your standard backyard pool with the flex hoses and pump/filter setup right next to the pool wall..In my case I just got rid of the hoses and buried the PVC pipes and moved the filter system a little out of the way
Ive been doing research on this and apparently my pump is over sized for the pool.
Its a hayward power flo lx, 1HP rated at 60 GPM), with a hayward ST166 sand filter.
I know that my 1.5 PVC piping is rated at 45?? GPM max
I was thinking of going to the Power Flo .5 HP (40 GPM) this year.
Question is , is it really worth it? Will I actually save enough money to justify buying the new pump?
I usually run the pump about 8 hours a day, in addition I have a Solar Savior Filter system (floating solar filter with a pump that circulates water) and a pool robot that I also run 2 to 4 hours a day to clean bottom of pool)
I open the pool usually at the end of May and close it in early September.