Ahhh... ok thanks. That makes sense now. Theres so many pumps out there hard to choose. Looking for a good bang for the buck 2 speed for a 150 canister AGP.You would prime the pump on high after any time you open the system. Then the system should not lose prime. So starting and stopping on low is no big deal.
Having trouble locating low and high speed specs for both 1 and 1.5hp1HP 2-speed Powerflo Matrix is a pump that many members really like.
Good to know! Where can i find the specs to these pumps? I cant even find them on the hayward site. Where did you find your numbers?You should not need any extra cleaning power over the 1HP.
You can compare the flow rates on their performance curves at a randomly selected feet or head to get a comparison.
Note that they play games with the Service Factor too ... 1 HP with a 1.5 SF is identical to a 1.5HP with a 1.0 SF ... but the prices might be different because "bigger is better" (although not really when it comes to pumps).
Jblizzle, thanks for all your help! Its really appreciated. I have checked your posted link to the specs which i have looked at before and i still cant find anything useful there. Its hard to believe they dont list more detailed specs on the company's website. How are we supposed to know what we are buying if they dont list details of what they are selling?Where did I get what numbers? The HP and SF were just examples that I know are used on some motors.
Here are the Matrix specs:
Power-Flo Matrix | Pumps | Above Ground Pool Pumps - Hayward Pool Products
The performance numbers are at the bottom. Looks like the 1.5hp moves a little more water than the 1hp at the same feet of head. But I would not think you would need it.
Great. I didnt know that was a standard.The very minimal difference between the high speed flow rates will not make any difference for chemical mixing.
Low speed RPM is exactly half of high speed RPM and will move half the amount of water for 1/4 the amount of electricity
Interesting. Thank you so much for all the help. Im going to order that 1 hp pump you recommended after i verify if i have 110 or 220. Does that motor work for both? It states 110v so im guessing it doesnt. I was about to also give up on my cartridge filter for a sand filter as well. I think ill just try the pump first and see what happens.The amount of power used is directly related to the amount of water moved. The same HP*SF motor could be on 2 different pump designs and consume different amounts of power. Constant speed motors are a little weird to think about.
The filter actually works better at lower flow rates as debris is less likely to be pushed through the filter media.
Thanks man. I ordered the 1 hp 2 speed hayward pump. Im really liking it. Super quiet too. And just my luck out of no where the filter body o ring expended and now need a new oneAll the Powerflo Matrix appear to be 110V (as are most all AG pumps I think).
If you are having issues with cloudy or green water, that is not a filter problem. That is a chemistry problem.
The filter you have should be a good size for your location (season length) and pool volume.
If you keep the FC above the minimum for your CYA (see the [FC/CYA][/FC/CYA]) at all times, you should not see a problem with the water and may only need to clean the filter 1-2 times per season.