Is 1/2hp pump right for a 1,715 gallon pool?


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Jun 18, 2021
Austin, TX
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Liquid Chlorine
I have an Intex Prism 12’ x 30” pool that has two lines into the pump and one line to the pool.

The connectors and hose are 1.25”.

My pump is 1/2hp with a sand filter, which came as a set.

Is this too powerful?

I know I’ve asked something similar before, sorry — I have OCD and I feel like I didn’t provide all of the info last time.


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Jul 28, 2019
Northwest ohio
No it will be fine. Maybe overkill but if i could put a .5hp pump and filter on my little 10 foot intex i would. I have their .25 hp intex cartridge filter on it and its nice, but would prefer a sand filter, but the prices on stuff is nuts.
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