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    How do I find the flow rates

    How do I find the flow rates all I found on the filter says 62gpm do I just x's 62 by 60 that would be 3720gph seems high or is it the 20gpm/ft which would be 1200. I found a plate on the pump it's a a.o. Smith 1 hp 1 speed says sf 1.40 also
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    Re: How do I find the flow rates

    The numbers you post have me confused a bit but it is the pump that determines your flow rate, not the filter.

    What are you trying to figure out?
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    Re: How do I find the flow rates

    The flow rate does not really matter.
    Filters list a maximum flow rate usually. But as Dave said, it is the pump and the total resistance to the flow (which includes the filter and all plumbing) that determines the actual flow rate.

    If I had to guess, I would say you are trying to figure out a turn over rate or something, which is meaningless really.
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    Re: How do I find the flow rates

    I was trying to add more to my signature just didn't want to post wrong info on it since the paperwork I have looks like it was to the orig pump and filter
    23k,ig,fiberglass,300lb sand 1hp single speed a.o. Smith pump, zodiac g4 barracudas

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    Re: How do I find the flow rates

    We would prefer basic model numbers/names like "1HP Superpump" than a theoretical flow rate.
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    Re: How do I find the flow rates

    Ok to make sure I'm getting this sig stuff right I've updated it and on the gallons what's the math for that I haven't measure it again this year that's what the pool store told me last year on my measurements
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    Re: How do I find the flow rates

    There are multiple calculators online to help you estimate the volume. Or post up pictures and dimensions and we can help.
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