I have a 30k gallon pool, and the current single speed motor is loud enough to need hearing protection nearby (and hinders conversation on the deck 150' away). In my defense, this came with the house when we bought it. It's definitely time to upgrade, and it looks like the Intelliflo XF is the latest and greatest. Is my pride getting in the way by some opinions I've read that this is "too much pump" for a lot of pools?
My needs are fairly basic - I have a spa, but it has a booster (also very loud). I have 2" piping all around. If I upgrade the pipes to 2.5" or even 3", would it be enough to do so at the pad since that's where all the elbows and valves are? Are there other newly designed pumps that may be more suitable?