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    Advice on what pump to get

    Hey guys,

    I have a doughboy pool with the doughboy filter and 1hp pump. My pump went bad and I need to buy a new one. I don't want another Doughboy pump. The pump it has is a 1hp pump single speed.

    Now my fiter ratings are:

    Model 0-1750-000
    Filtering surface 1.4 sq ft
    Max Pressure 50psi
    130lbs of sand
    Bed depth 12"
    It doesnt say anything on it about the flow rate.

    Now my questions are this. I dont know what pump to get, I know I should get a 1hp but, should I get a 2 speed pump. Is that an upgrade I should go to and why should I have 2 speeds?

    I guess I dont know why I should have 2 speeds, please explain.

    Also my pool that I am using it on is in my signature.

    Thanks
    fixit
    Last edited by fixit5561; 05-20-2014 at 11:33 PM. Reason: added text
    24' round Vinyl liner Doughboy 48" deep 52" sidewall
    1hp Doughboy pump w/timer
    Doughboy Silica II filter with Zeosand
    Raypak 180,00 btu heater
    BBB method
    Sundance Optima '97 450 gal. spa w/Delzone ozonator
    Beats driving to the lake, and I'm only a block away from the lake!!

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    Re: Advice on what pump to get

    Certainly a 2 speed would be a good upgrade. You can save a lot of money power by running low speed for filtration and high speed only when need it.

    One option that many members seem to is the Hayward matrix 1HP 2 speed.
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    Re: Advice on what pump to get

    Thanks jbizzlle I had read about the 2 speed helping with cost cutting, but was wondering if there is other reasons to get a 2 speed.
    Thanks again
    fixit
    24' round Vinyl liner Doughboy 48" deep 52" sidewall
    1hp Doughboy pump w/timer
    Doughboy Silica II filter with Zeosand
    Raypak 180,00 btu heater
    BBB method
    Sundance Optima '97 450 gal. spa w/Delzone ozonator
    Beats driving to the lake, and I'm only a block away from the lake!!

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    Re: Advice on what pump to get

    Filters also work better at lower flow rates, but running cost is the main reason.
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    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
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