We bought a house with an existing above ground pool (specs in my signature). TFP has been a huge help in sorting out chemistry. Now our pump has died and I'm hoping you can help me choose a new one. I've read a number of great technical posts here but they're above my paygrade. I called the local pool stores and they were perfectly unhelpful. I haven't been able to sort out how to choose a pump from the dozens out there that will best match our filter and setup.
We run our pool for about 4 months a year and have cheap power (~$0.10/kWh). I want an efficient setup but don't want to pay more than the efficiency is worth. I've read that slower pumping is best for filtering - how much flow do I need for vacuuming the pool? What size pump do I need to accomplish that? I have a 120V timing system in place and external strainer basket.
Thanks in advance for your help!