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    Replacing 2HP pump with 1.5HP

    My pump is dead, it's super old from the look, I can't even read the model number or serial number on it. My pool is about 35k gallon. Gas heater 40k btu. Is the 1.5HP good enuf? Is it still ok for cleaning pool with 50-ft hose?
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    Re: Replacing 2HP pump with 1.5HP

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Do you have any high flow water needs? (spa, waterfall, etc)? If not, I would suggest a smaller 1HP 2-speed pump.

    If you do have a spa, then if you go with a smaller pump, you will likely be lowering the jet strength. So, you might want to look for a similar sized 2-speed pump.

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    Re: Replacing 2HP pump with 1.5HP

    Thank you.
    I bought the Hayward Tristar Energy Flo 1.5 HP from Leslie's for $650. While opening the box, I saw Amazon selling for $473. Went back to Leslie's asking if they honor the lower price or let me return. The guy is very rude and didn't honor the low price and said 15% restocking fee if I return. I shoulda research 1st before buying a big item

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    Re: Replacing 2HP pump with 1.5HP

    Quote Originally Posted by blksnday View Post
    I shoulda research 1st before buying a big item
    Yup. Because that pump is likely bigger than you need and will thus use more power than you need. For under $400 you could have had a nice 2-speed pump that would likely take a huge dent out of your electric bill. Oh well, next time.

    Ah, Leslie's, never ceases to get glowing reviews here
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    Re: Replacing 2HP pump with 1.5HP

    Returning the pump, paying the restocking fee, and getting a smaller 2 speed pump will still be better than keeping the pump from Leslie's.
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    Re: Replacing 2HP pump with 1.5HP

    Pentair 1 hp, 2 speed Superflo was $429 at INYOpools.com with free shipping. Best deal I could find for a high quality pump.

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    Re: Replacing 2HP pump with 1.5HP

    That is the one that I have
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