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Thread: Will this pump/filter combo work?

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    Will this pump/filter combo work?

    So if you see in my signature...I have a 1 HP (uprated to 1.33 HP) pump with a 30" (soon to be converted back to sand) filter.

    I am fighting with ECOsmarte / Pool Builder and now they are claiming my pump is under powered and will NEVER EVER work in a sand filter as large as I have. Of course, they are saying there glass media has nothing to do with it...

    Can someone (or as many people as possible) comment and assure me that my filter/pump combo is going to work with good old normal pool sand.

    Of course if further info is needed, please let me know!
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    Re: Will this pump/filter combo work?

    You should be fine. Lower flow rates make the sand filter work better. If you have a REALLY small pump, the only issue you might have would be when backwashing.

    By their logic, a 2-speed or VS pump could never be used on low with a sand filter because the flow is too low.

    Why specifically do they claim you need a bigger pump?
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    Re: Will this pump/filter combo work?

    One of the ONLY honest employees at ECOsmarte by mistake told me that their glass media requires ultra high pressure to work, at LEAST 18 PSI, and what that will do is FORCE the glass to compact and allow it to filter.

    Since most of their stuff is installed in commercial applications...and those run at very high pressure.

    I have no idea but that goes against everything this forum preaches about flow rates, pump sizes, etc.
    14,750 GAL IG Fiberglass (16 x 33) NE Ohio || Jandy 1HP 2 speed Pump || Waterco MultiCyclone 16 Centrifugal pre-filter (removed due to not working with sand filter) || 30" 575 Lb. Sand Filter || AquaCal 140K BTU Heat Pump || Solar Cover || Inter-fab Adrenaline Slide || GLI Monsoon Solar Cover Reel || K-2006C Test Kit || BBB with Liquid Chlorine Stenner Injection || Rayner Mighty Mesh Winter Cover

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