New AGP with choice of pumps...advice


LifeTime Supporter
Jun 5, 2010
Waco, Texas
I am going to have a new AGP 16x32 oval pool installed on the 16th. In the package it comes with a 1.5hp pump w/300lb sand filter . I have read about the 2 speed pumps with timers really saving on energy costs. I can upgrade to that although the pool installer thinks it may not be necessary. Any advice?

Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
The 300# sand filter sounds good. I'd recommend upgrading to the 2-speed pump if at all possible. It's a whole lot better to do it now than to wish you'd have done it after the deal is done.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Apr 4, 2009
Also, should you decide to go with the single speed, a 1hp pump would be more than sufficient and will help you save on energy costs.