My motor went out, so I am looking at either replacing the motor or buying a whole new pump. I currently have a 1.5 horsepower Hayward super pump that is single speed. I would love to get a dual speed setup so it will be more efficient. I am confused however, on exactly what size motor/pump I need.
My pool is approximately 30,000 gallons and it has two skimmers and a main drain. One skimmer is about 35 feet away from the pump, the other one about 55 feet away, and the main drain probably about 55 feet away from the pump. There are four return lines. I have a Hayward S244T filter and a Hayward gas heater.
I do also currently have an auxiliary pump that is connected to a jet in the pool that the previous owner used a dolphin robot with. There is also a water slide that has a water spigot integrated into the current system, but I did not use it last year so I'm not exactly sure how it works.
So, do I just stick with the 1.5 horsepower motor? If I do decide to replace just the motor, can I replace it with a two speed motor even though it is only a single speed right now?
I've attempted to attach some pics. Any advice you can give me will be greatly appreciated!