Good morning all!
Another new home horror story here. Just closed on a new house last week in Lakeland, FL. It came with a 22500gal inground rectangle with elevated spa, run by dual 1-1/4hp single-speed pumps. I knew the spa pump was DOA and had plans to deal with it in time. Unfortunately the day after we closed on the house, the lone remaining pump bit the dust too! 😣. So, albeit unplanned, I have to get things moving quickly before my new summer fun turns into a giant mostiquto breeding pit.
Now, would it be possible/reasonable to ditch the 2 pump set-up in favor of a single pump? And if so, which one? I was thinking a VS but the reviews I've read on Amazon are terrible for basically every make & model (20-25% 1-star ratings). They don't seem to last more than 12-18months before requiring major work. What about a 2-speed pump?
The pool is about 25yrs old and every inch of pipe is 1-1/2". 2 drains/ 1 in the spa and 1 in the pool; 1 skimmer in the (main) pool. The pump set-up is about 15' from the nearest corner. There's a gas heater unit but it's not connected and I have plans to remove it anyway. This isn't my first pool but it is the first with 2 pumps and frankly, I'd like to drop it back to just 1 if it can be done the right way.
This is a great resource/site and I look forward to whatever help you guys can throw my way! Cheers 🍻