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    Pool pump headache

    Pool pump took a looking to replace
    Here's what I have.....27,000 gallons....1 big skimmer....2 returns....a slide....4 deck jets
    All piping 1 1/2 PVC
    Piping runs about 50 feet from skimmer to pump
    Catridge filtration and a furnace.

    What size pump should I look for? Like 2 speed I had because stayed on low speed unless kids used slide or for vacuuming.
    16x32 IG 20 " sand filter
    Raypac gas heater
    1hp certkin pump
    Abrisud telescopic hard swim under cover

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Pool pump headache

    Probably similar to what you had if the flow rate seemed appropriate for your equipment.

    Although I am not sure what kind of pump you had. HP is only half the story, for example Superflo is a smaller pump than the Whisperflo even at the same HP.
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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Pool pump headache

    I know you didn't ask but it is pretty significant to match your filter to the size of the pool and then match your pump to the size of your filter.

    A 20" sand filter in that pool is really too small. I'm guessing just a bit but a 24" is probably OK with a 30" being great!

    If you can swing that upgrade, it will perhaps change the size of your pump we suggest.
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    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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