I need help to purchase a new Pool Pump. My old pump housing just cracked and doesn’t keep a prime anymore – the motor is becoming louder and louder. The motor is a Emerson K63CXESE-4792 (1.5 HP). The Pump housing has 2" fittings for the pipes.
I bought the house at a discount and have no documentation, but I’d say the system is 15-20 years old. I have no information except what I see.
I’d like a quality pump at a reasonable price (Quality coming first)
I cant seem to load pictures on this site for you to see, but most of the piping is 2” (except for the intakes to the pump from the Skimmer and Main Drain with appear to be 1½ or 1¾ pipes.)
A friend recommended the Hayward SP2610X15 1 1/2" HP Super Pool Pump. (He says its a good pump at a reasonable price) - BUT I see it is 1½ pipe fittings. I have received differing opinions to what this means.
TO ME, it seems I should stay with 2” fittings on a Pump with pool piping that is mostly 2”
I could be totally wrong, and would like some advice here.
1. Do I need to find a Pump with 2 inch fittings? or can I use adapters to use the Hayward pump?
2. What pump would you recommend?
3. If I can use the Hayward SP2610X15 with downsized connectors, will this affect the flow rate detrimentally?
Thanks for the Help