So, I bought a pool package that included my pump and filter, I am happy with getting this pump and filter, just have a size question. The pool will be an 18' x 52" round. Pump/filter is Doughboy Aqua View 17" Filter and a Doughboy Powerline XP 1 HP Pump.
Someone mentioned a few weeks ago that if I could afford it to upgrade the filter size because it would mean less back washing and would work better. I think a few people mentioned the pump of 1 HP was MORE then enough and keep the 1 HP power pump and upgrade the filter. The next sizes are 20" or 24" Filter. I am thinking of going to the 20" Filter and asked the guy at the pool store and he said then I had to upgrade the pump to 1.5 HP. I just backed off and let it go. My first pool, pool purchase etc. so I got nervous and just dropped it. I need to let him know though and am thinking it's smarter to go a little bigger now then think later I wish I had.
My question is, would a 1 HP pump be sufficient enough for a 20" Sand Filter on an 18 foot round pool. I just don't want to mess anything up.
After reading this site, I wish I would have gotten my hands a little dirtier.