Hello all and before i get to my question, i want to thank all of you for the great reading material and helpful knowledge that has helped me. Ok, on with the question.
I bought a pool last October (15 x 30 above ground x 52" high). I had it set up professionally when i bought the pool and added water to it immedialtley and closed it for the winter. The installers did put sand in the filter and I kept the filter outside during the winter wrapped in plastic. In the mean time i framed a deck around the pool and just finished the decking in April. I hard piped my pool with 1.5" all around with schedule 40 PVC. The pool water was clear until the cover had to be removed in March to start the decking and three days ago I shocked and put all the necessary chemicals in it. Right now all my chemicals are perfect. I have a chlorine generator (Aquatrol) that seems to be running fine with no problems and is currently at 3200ppm. Here is my problem. Being stupid when i bought the pool and not knowing anything about pumps, filters etc, i purchased what I thought was the best pump. It is a 2hp, 2 speed pump. For the last three days I have had this pump going 24 hours a day on high and it cleared the pool pretty quickly, but the problem i am having now is that when i had it on high speed, i was reading about 20 psi and now since i am scared to death on the electric bill, i switched it to low speed and it is only running at 5psi. My return is strong in the pool (not as strong as on high) but it is moving the water nicely. I am concerned about the psi of the filter, it is really low. Do you think I should change the pump to 1 hp? I hate to waste a good pump, but i am having a problem I think with the water still being a little cloudy and not sure if it needs more time or some of the posts here say running the pump on low is actually better so the filter can get more refined particals on low than high. I did add clarifier (Aquaclean) this morning to the pool and it didnt seem to help.
I apologize i dont have the chemicals to add here for your suggestions, but i am really more concerned about the pump size and wondering if the size of the pump has to do with the pool not getting clear.
Thanks and look forward to your comments.