When I purchased my home many years ago it came with a 24 foot, 4 foot deep above ground pool. It had a jacuzzi filter/pump combo. When the pump died, I was sold a 1.5 HP Hayward pump rated at 70 GPM, and I kept the filter. Many years went by without issue, then the screws on the jacuzzi filter snapped, so I just purchased a Hayward replacement, keeping the 1.5 hp pump.
Now that I am looking into it more, I see the filter says 35 GPM is recommended, so my 70 GPM pump is too much. (and apparently has been too much for years, but again, no issues)
I have searched a lot, but cannot find a definitive answer - is this a MAJOR problem? I see that it may not be efficient in cleaning, and I may be paying too much to run it, but is my new filter in danger? Should I run to downgrade the pump?