So I am currently looking to replace my pool pump (this one finally let the smoke out).
The pool came with the house, so I didnt have any choices on what equipment came with it. Its an 18' round above ground doughboy pool. It came with the doughboy 300lb sand filter, and a Powerpak 3, a 1.5 hp pump.
I think the 1.5hp pump is too strong based on everything I read (there are no water features, etc.., just 5-8 feet of pvc total in the loop, and 1 return. I think it is channeling in the sand filter.
I was thinking of downsizing to a 1hp hayward (to save some electricity too).
This is the one I was thinking about:
http://www.intheswim.com/shopping/produ ... ductid=266
I have to move fast, given that I have no circulation as of this morning, so any fast advice would be acceptable. Obviously, the 1.5 hp one is not that much more expensive, so I dont mind the cost, I just have always thought the 1.5 was overpowered and wasting energy.
(As a side note, the 1hp qualifies for 1 day shipping, getting me the pump on Tuesday).