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Thread: Need pump for Hayward EC40 filter (38gpm max)

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    Need pump for Hayward EC40 filter (38gpm max)

    I have hooked up a Hayward EC40 filter (price was right - FREE) to the original Intex pump/filter combo that came with my pool. I removed the cartridge from the Intex unit and plumbed the EC40 to the pump output using 1-1/2" PVC.

    Right now it all works and is keeping the pool sparkly clean running on a 12 hour cycle , *but* I want to add a solar panel and I don't think this pump can move enough water to keep it all working

    Now for my real problem...I can't seem to locate any pumps rated at 30gpm(80% of max) Does anyone know of such a pump or can I put some kind of flow restrictor in?

    Thanks for your help, this forum is amazing!
    Mike
    18' x 48" Intex Metal Frame 6700g, Hayward DE filter, Hayward Power-Flo LX 40gpm, 2x 2x40 solar panels
    Re-plumbed with combo of 1-1/2" PVC and flex hoses
    TF-100 & BBB user (Thanks to TFP)

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    Re: Need pump for Hayward EC40 filter (38gpm max)

    An Intex 2500 gallon per hour pump would be about right.
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    Re: Need pump for Hayward EC40 filter (38gpm max)

    I was kind of hoping to get away from the Intex pumps. Mine is really noisy, but maybe the 2500gph is better. I take it a flow restrictor of some sort is not a good idea?

    Mike
    18' x 48" Intex Metal Frame 6700g, Hayward DE filter, Hayward Power-Flo LX 40gpm, 2x 2x40 solar panels
    Re-plumbed with combo of 1-1/2" PVC and flex hoses
    TF-100 & BBB user (Thanks to TFP)

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