Need Advice ........pool installation today

kawfytawk

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Jun 5, 2010
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Waco, Texas
I am having a 16x32x52 oval AGP installed. I read where I should get a 2 speed pump because it saves on electricity. So I told my installer. He asked which one...and I have no clue. Please help with advice. Also, he said one return is fine vs two. He spoke about using a pump that is normally used by spa/jacuzzis

Any advice would be greatly appreciated
 

JasonLion

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May 7, 2007
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You want a two speed above ground pool pump around 1 HP. There are many many brands/models that would be appropriate.

It is fairly common for above ground pumps to also be sold for use in a spa/jacuzzi, the requirements are very similar.
 

kawfytawk

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Jun 5, 2010
66
Waco, Texas
Thanks Jason.

Should I push the "2 return" issue? And if so what would be my reasoning? I am unclear why some advocate the 2 returns.
 

257WbyMag

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Feb 23, 2008
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Denton, TX
More than one return helps move the water around much better. It helps bring surface debris to the skimmer from the far side of the pool.
 

Rangeball

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May 25, 2007
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Every AG pool I've ever seen has only had one return and with a 1hp motor has had unbelievable circular flow assuming the return is aimed correctly. I have a 20+ year old IG pool with only one return, no issues.
 

kawfytawk

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Jun 5, 2010
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Waco, Texas
ok great. Thanks for all of your help! Well I suppose next time you see me I will be in the "under construction" forum with my pics
 

mynewpool

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Mar 17, 2010
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Spring, TX
I have a ig pool as well with only one return. My pump is only 3/4 speed and does a very good job on normal days. Sometimes it has a hard time keeping up if someone monstrous happens, but again normal days it does just fine and leaves very little dirt and stuff in the pool.
 

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