Converted to SWG at the beginning of the season and it was the best decision I've made yet!
Even after a full seal replacement and service on the existing, 8 year old Hayward Superpump, there was a slight leak that could not be controlled. I knew that the pump probably wouldn't make it through the season. Since I inherited the pool, I've had to learn almost everything the hard way. Which has been awesome! (No really)
I need a confirmation on my numbers for the replacement pump please.
4000 GPH or 66.67 GPM turnover
Feet of head average from the main drain and two returns is 43.45
The Hayward chart tells me that I should purchase the 1.5 HP pump. My concern is that I am running 1.5" pipe and will run into excessive pressure.
Current filter, which was deep cleaned at the beginning of the season is a Hayward S244t. This filter supports 45 GPM with 1.5" pipe.
Will I be safe with the 1 HP pump? I think the 1.5 HP is overkill.
The current 3/4 doesn't seem to turn over the pool effectively. Also, I have to close the main drain and one of the returns to get acceptable manual vacuum pressure.
Thanks for the input ya'll!