Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Dual pump setup for redundancy

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2012

    Dual pump setup for redundancy

    I was wondering do any of you have a setup where you have two pumps. One always running, and a second in standby, in case the other fails? I have a 1HP pump, but I see a few 3/4 HP on craigslist for dirt cheap. I was thinking of getting one and plumbing in with valves. I can simply turn the valves to direct flow when the pump fails?
    13,500 gallon above ground round pool. Vinyl Liner. Hayward S244T 3.1 cu ft sand filter. Hayward Powerflo 1HP pump (single speed induction). HTH 6-way test kit.

  2. Back To Top    #2
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Dual pump setup for redundancy

    That is possible, but pumps really don't fail very often, so it isn't really worth the effort.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts