pump size

  1. J

    Variable Speed Pump sizing

    Pool noob in search of the invisible water (something I read and got a kick out of). Bought a home and both pool pump motors need replacing (corroded, locked up). I have two seperate circuits. One for the in-floor cleaning system (Paramount PV3) and heater (Sta-rite Max E-therm). The other for...
  2. E

    Cavitation or bad bearings?

    Hope someone can help, I'm so frustrated. My 1hp pentair Super flo just died. My brother gave me a 1.5hp pentair Super flo he is no longer using. I am using it now and it makes the most dreadful noise. It chugs like a train and grinds. It is so loud I can hear it in my house. I don't know if the...
  3. D

    Dual Pool Heaters Pool Build: Plumbing, Pump and Cartridge

    I am a newbie to the forum stuck in the middle of a pool build with some significant concerns regarding future circulation and heating. We have a gunnite shell in the back lot with the stub plumbing (and most of the long plumbing in place). This cannot be altered easily without very significant...
  4. M

    Recommendation: Replacing a single speed pump with VS

    Hi TFP, In need of a quick recommendation since my old single speed Pentair challenger pump went out yesterday. I have been looking to move to a VS and have a few things to consider to determine the right pump for my current and future needs. I plan to add a SWG. And I also plan to add a...
  5. W

    Single Pump or Multiple Pumps

    Guys, I am requesting thoughts on using one variable speed pump (Pentair - IntelliFlo VSF 011056) for the following pool/spa combo build; * Pool - 25k - 30k gallons * Spa - 8-10 jets w/ spillover * Waterfall (90gpm) * (2) Bubblers * (3) Laminars Would a single VSP be a great option for this...
  6. S

    Need help selecting new pump and filter!

    We have an 18 foot x 45 foot oval above ground pool that is 4.5 ft deep. (approximately 21,500 gal) Vinyl liner, one in-wall skimmer with an 18 in (I think) sand filter and a 1.5 HP pump. This will be the 7th summer we've had the pool. The filter is original, but we've replaced the pump twice...
  7. manjones

    Advice for New Pool Equipment

    I am setting up a 2200 gal AG therapy pool for dogs and was quoted for the following pool equipment, but would like feedback. The pool will be indoors, and I plan to insulate around it and keep it covered when not in use. The water temp will be maintained at 88-93F. I understand from...
  8. U

    Do I have the right pump (and filter)

    I was studying about pumps, to better understand options to save energy. 9 months ago, I bought the pool with the house and I'm looking to be more knowledged on the next season. From the information I found, the pump may be oversized respect to the filter, or the filter downsized respect to the...