I did some searching, found a number of threads on this exact topic and the overwhelming advice seems to be go smaller not bigger.
My pool is 33x22, average 5 foot deep, I plan on doing two skimmers and two (maybe three returns). No pool vac, no waterfalls, no spa.
Unfortunately I bought a Hayward super II pump 2hp sometime ago in anticipation, and I was recently advised that is likely too big. He recommended a 1.5hp or even a 1hp. I've been searching online for just the 1.5hp motor replacement, so I can re-use the pump I have, but replace the motor. I bought it mid last year so I cannot return it, but can I just swap out the motors, assuming I find a comparable 'Hayward Super II' motor 1.5hp?
Anything else I should consider?