Hello, new to the site & I have a question hopefully someone here can answer or suggestions for me.
We have one of those cheap Summer Escape round storable pools. About 14' across 3' deep. We rent so we can't have a doughboy which we had previously at our old house so I'm somewhat familiar with pools. Anyways, the pump on this SE thing is woefully inadequate & I was wondering if anyone here has ever hooked up a regular pump to one of these storable pool whether it be a Summer Escapes, Intex, etc.? I was hoping to be able to hook up a Hayward type 1 hp or 3/4 hp pump, but I was a little concerned about too much pressure on the liner wall on the water return pipes/hose to the pool.
I don't get enough suction for a vacuum through the skimmer & trying to clean the pool with this garden hose attachment doesn't pickup fine particles. The little pump they provided must be less than a 14 hp (if that, maybe a 1/8 hp?) & barely circulates the water. The kids & I make a quick whirlpool to get the sand/debris to the middle to do what little vacuuming we can with the garden hose attachment that really just picks up the larger pieces & disperses the sand into clouds. Arrgh, really missing our old doughboy!
Thanks for any help you can provide,