Hi all...first post. Great forum!
I just bought a house with an older in-ground pool. It was a foreclosure/eviction so the previous owner stripped the house of everything not tied down, including the pump and filter multi-port valve (he did leave the filter however, too heavy to move I guess).
Anyway, I am having a hard time figuring out the correct size pump to buy. I have had two pools in the past, but both were above ground with hardly any pipe. This one is quite different. As best I can figure the pump is 60-65 feet from the pool (pipe is buried). Of course the rule of thumb is "replace the pump with the same size" but I have no idea what that size was and no local pool places have records of selling/installing at this house. Also I have read that oversizing is often worse than undersizing so I am not sure what to do.
Here are the specs:
* Approx. 21,000 gallons.
* 15' X 30' with deep end (average depth 5.5')
* 60-65 feet of 1-1/2" PVC from pool to pump area (both directions).
* There is no rise from the pool to the pump...in fact if anything the pump might even be almost a foot below the pool.
* Hayward S244S 300lb Sand Filter (50psi Max)
I would like to add a heat pump in the future, so I am leaning toward the Hayward Super Pump 2610X15 which as far as I can tell is a 1.5HP up-rated pump (1.0/1.5).
Is this too big? Does the long 65 foot horizontal run add a lot of "head"?
Sorry about the rambling post...and thanks for any advice!