Aloha, all. I made a 8x20x 8 foot deep pool from a shipping container and now have a few questions. It is above ground and with careful welding and sealing and sealing with a "Rhino - type lining. Please take a stab at a couple of them please
1: It is 7000 gallons and since I am on solar and OFF the grid I found a waterways 1/8 HP pump that claims 2400 GPH, yet I see other 1/2 HP pumps claiming 1500 GPH and even others that are 1 hp claiming 2500 GPH. What is the difference, "pressure" at the rated output?
2: I installed a Hayward star clear plus (looks like a fire Hydrant), and it is way oversized for the pump, and it gets dirty real fast and output of the pump is dramatically reduced. Is it that the pump is too small for the system (even GH are high) and does not have enough push to go through the filter when it gets a bit dirty?
3: I draw from the bottom of the pool (at 8 foot depth) and run along horizontal 28' feet. Is this a good setup or am I loosing efficiency? Maybe put pump at the end of the pool where the suction side is 10 feet away and the discharge 28 feet away?
4: BTW, would you say I have an above ground or inground pool. (as it is a little of both)