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    Pleats and Square Feet

    Ok, so I`m another one who ended up with more pump than is good for me in a TOTAL AGP package.
    After a brief period of denial, shifting to a frantic search for somebody(anybody)to counter all the evidence that shoving 60gpm thru a 50gpm filter is bad.
    And looking at assorted filters and pumps, getting more depressed as the $$$$$ kept growing.
    I have a question.
    My current 50gpm, 40sqft filter cartridge is the same size as one with a 50sqft filtering capacity.
    Both are exactly the same size, with the number of pleats differing.
    The 40 has 120 pleats and the 50 has 152.
    On the filter housing, Hayward rates the 40sqft as being able to use 50gpm and the 50sqft at70gpm.
    So, what do you folk think????
    Switch to the 50sqft filter cartridge-please say yes......
    18 ft. Round 52 in. Deep AGP 8,400 gal.
    Hayward C550-50sqft Cartridge Filter, Power Flow LX Pump 1hp. 60gpm
    Less than A Year Old
    Taylor K2005

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    Re: Pleats and Square Feet

    I will be interested to hear the feedback. I believe that I am "over pumped" as well. Mine is with a SD60 sand filter and it came with a 2hp single speed pump. I see people with 3/4, 1 and 1.5hp on here but rarely 2hp.


    30x20 vinyl IG, Hayward SD60 with Pentair Dynamo 340219 2HP pump, Compupool CPSC24 SWG, Hayward H200FDN heater. APC automatic pool cover.
    Central Illinois

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    Re: Pleats and Square Feet

    You should be able to switch the filters and it would increase your GPM and filtering capacity so there shouldn't be a problem.

    What difficulties are you having with the current setup ??
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    Re: Pleats and Square Feet

    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    You should be able to switch the filters and it would increase your GPM and filtering capacity so there shouldn't be a problem.

    What difficulties are you having with the current setup ??
    Thankfully none, for both reply and not having any issues---yet.
    Just in cruising around the great electronic highway, I kept getting told.
    Dude, you got way too much pump for a pool your size.
    People with double my gallonage(that a word?)were saying their pumps are less than 1hp and move less gpm.
    So I kept looking around and EVERYBODY had the same comments...inefficient and overpowering the ability of your filter.
    Then I saw all the "stickeys" about how they toss big pumps into kits with small filters.
    That`s what got me going on the worry wagon.
    18 ft. Round 52 in. Deep AGP 8,400 gal.
    Hayward C550-50sqft Cartridge Filter, Power Flow LX Pump 1hp. 60gpm
    Less than A Year Old
    Taylor K2005

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