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    correct motor for my pump/pool

    I have a foxx pool, it came with a Challenger pump, the pool is 27000 gallons

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    Re: correct motor for my pump/pool

    The Challenger pump comes in several different models, anywhere from 1/2 HP to 5 HP. Do you know which specific model you have, or can you read the HP and SF numbers from the plate on the motor?

    Several of the various models will work with your pool. Some will be more energy efficient than others.
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    Re: correct motor for my pump/pool

    I have a Fox pool as well, with about the same gallons as you and I just got a new pump today

    Pentair Challenger Pump (in ground pools) 1 HP.
    http://www.intheswim.com/Pool-Equipment ... und-pools/

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    Re: correct motor for my pump/pool

    Yeah thats correct it is a 1 hp pump and a one hp motor on mine as well just curious is that enough and what kinda turnover can I expect???

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    Re: correct motor for my pump/pool

    The exact flow rate will depend quite a bit on your plumbing configuration and how dirty your filter is, but for a typical pool you can expect around 70 to 90 GPM from a 1 HP Challenger.
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    Re: correct motor for my pump/pool

    so is that good for my situation filter seems fine and I have a 27000 gallon
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    Re: correct motor for my pump/pool

    my calculations would be a turnover of about 6.5 hours then correct

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    Re: correct motor for my pump/pool

    That is a slightly larger pump than I would normally recommend for a pool that size, but the difference is small. I get a 6 hour turnover, which is close enough to what you estimated to assume we are both more or less right. Everything is an approximation without way way more math and knowledge of the plumbing.
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