I guess the first thing I need to figure out is how to initiate a new Forum. Lacking that knowledge I'll post this under the 'Just Getting Started' Forum.
I've got a 18x36 IG and it's time for a new pump and filter system. I notice internet prices are several hundred dollars less than pool store prices. However I lack the knowledge of what pump goes with what filter model. Cutting to the chase...
My pool used a Hayward SP2605X7 Super Pump 3/4-HP Max-Rated Single-Speed Pool Pump even though my bottom drain is well below the 8' this pump presumably supports. Even though I noticed no problem with the 3/4 HP, I'm going to buy a Hayward SP2607X10 Super Pump 1-HP Max-Rated Single-Speed Pool Pump. Why, because it's listed as less expensive than the 3/4 HP pump (not sure why). Want to buy a sand filter compatible with this 1 HP pump but don't know the difference between the Hayward S270T2 and Hayward S270T sand filters. For that mater, presume but not even sure if these are compatible with a 1 HP pump.
Anyone know the difference between these two filters and how you can tell relationship between pump motor HP and sand filter which can be used with it? Any experience you have with any of these three items would also be helpful.