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    Replacing my Pump

    I have an old 2HP PurexTriton WhisperFlo pump for my filtration pump for a 16,000 pool. I am looking to replace this soon with a Pentair WFE-24 WhisperFlo Up-Rated Energy Efficient 1HP Pool Pump after reading so many threads on pump downsizing. I would just like to get a fews opinion of this pump and affirmation that dropping to 1HP is okay. Thanks in advance

    Pentair WFE-24 WhisperFlo Up-Rated Energy Efficient 1HP Pool Pump

    My old pump

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    Re: Replacing my Pump

    A 1 hp pump is perfectly adequate for a 16k pool. Downsizing as you are will save you some dollars in energy costs as well.
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    Re: Replacing my Pump

    I strongly recommend getting a two speed pump. Low speed can save you a lot of money on electricity. Also the SuperFlo line is more energy efficient than the WhisperFlo line, so perhaps this one, 1 HP dual speed SuprFlo.
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    Re: Replacing my Pump

    My timer is just a basic timer and will not control a two speed pump. Are there two speed pumps with a control switch on the pump?
    16,000 gal IG Double Roman Plaster Pool (16yrs - plaster redone 2014)
    Pentair FNS-48 DE filter with WhisperFlo 2HP single speed pump
    Polaris 280 robot
    BBB all the way and tested with a TF100 kit
    Pool Calc user

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