After getting some help earlier this year, I think I might have messed something up.
Installed a doughboy 18'x34' with ~7' deep end (~21K gallons) last year, replaced sand filter (silica II) with Pentair 420 cartridge filter and 2hp pump (20amp 115v) with a Pentair Optiflo 1hp dual speed pump (1hp/0.12hp). (1) 1.5" return line, (1) 1.5" suction line. Replaced all lines with flex pvc and added a 3 way valve so that I have a waste port when needed. Also have a nifty little Aquabot 4wd rapids that does all the cleaning, there's a jet on top (cleans my walls!) so circulation bonus
Okay my problem is, that I thought I had a 1.5 hp pump, so i was doing all my math with a 0.75hp low speed in mind. Today everything's open, and I finally got to do the 5 gallon bucket test, and was a little surprised at the results -: ~18 secs for 5 gallons = 1000 gallons per hour, so 20+ hours for one turnover. After going through everything, I realized that the pump was the issue after seeing the label (1hp/0.12hp).
So my question is this; Do I put this on craig's list (bought it in February, so I missed my return window) and upgrade to a 1.5/0.75 pump or is this enough for me? Keep in mind that I am considering solar panels for the side of the deck.
I've attached a picture because it seems kinda nuts that it would cost less than $0.30 a day to run this 24/7 (is running it 24/7 even a good idea?)