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    Recommendations for new pump and motor

    I have a 16x24 kayak pool with a cartridge style filter system. The motor finally quite. I'm looking for recommendations for a new pump and motor setup to replace it. Looking for something quite and wondering what's the best HP motor to run. I have 1 skimmer 1 return 1 main drain in the deep end and a small slide all plumbed with rigid style 11/2 pipe. Also I'm currently running a 120v 1.5 HP single speed. Not looking to spend a fortune so probably would rather stick with a single speed. The motor being quite is the most important thing.
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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    I would really think about going to a 2 speed if at all possible. This will save you money in the future on your power bill. As for quiet, most of the newer pumps are quiet.

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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    Hello OP,
    You should consider a variable speed pump. Those will save you quite a bit of money and pay for themselves in about 1 year compared to a single speed pump.

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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    It's worth checking out what electrical connection you have first. I have 115 volts, and was convinced to go with a 2 speed pump, but was very dismayed to realize when I started hooking it up that it was a 220 volt pump. It was at least a few hundred bucks to get the power switched, so I am back with the one speed 115 volt pump.
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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    Chappie that is a good catch! Sorry you had to learn it the hard way but thinks for sharing!

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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappie View Post
    It's worth checking out what electrical connection you have first. I have 115 volts, and was convinced to go with a 2 speed pump, but was very dismayed to realize when I started hooking it up that it was a 220 volt pump. It was at least a few hundred bucks to get the power switched, so I am back with the one speed 115 volt pump.
    There are 115 volt two speed pumps. However, it's a good reminder that two speed pumps are single voltage.
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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappie View Post
    It's worth checking out what electrical connection you have first. I have 115 volts, and was convinced to go with a 2 speed pump, but was very dismayed to realize when I started hooking it up that it was a 220 volt pump. It was at least a few hundred bucks to get the power switched, so I am back with the one speed 115 volt pump.
    Yes, you need 220V for 2 speed. However, you can do the math to discern what wiring costs and breaker upgrade would cost to go from single pole to d-pole, and if there are any additional costs from the main house panel to pool panel/pump energy source. The energy required for a 1 speed is twice that of the lower speed of the 2 speed pump. Over 2-5 yrs, it could pay for itself.
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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    I have 120v to the pump panel. I see they have two speed motors that run on 120v are these also good at saving energy/$ ?
    Usually 220 is the way to go but I am not interested in changing any wiring.
    Mainly looking for something quite
    14,500K above ground Kayak with deep end. Sta-rite 100sqft cartridge filter with 1.5hp pump/motor. TF-100 test kit w/speedstir.

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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    Two speed motors are ok at 230 or 115 volts.
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    Re: Recommendations for new pump and motor

    Has anyone heard of a blue torrent 2 speed pump ? I found one at my local pool store but I've
    never heard of that brand. It's 2 speed 120v
    dont want to buy junk.
    14,500K above ground Kayak with deep end. Sta-rite 100sqft cartridge filter with 1.5hp pump/motor. TF-100 test kit w/speedstir.

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