New Pump- Best Brand??

Lizstar06

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Aug 4, 2017
20
Indianapolis. IN
Our pump motor stopped working today. It was a 1.5 hp EcoKleer, but I don’t feel like it circulated the water well. Recommendations on the best pump brand? We’ll still use our sand filter.
 

frustratedpoolmom

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SWSuburban Chicago, IL
Our pump motor stopped working today. It was a 1.5 hp EcoKleer, but I don’t feel like it circulated the water well. Recommendations on the best pump brand? We’ll still use our sand filter.
That pump is fine... poor circulation can be attributed to a number of things... higher rate of circulation doesn't always equal better. Did you have suction issues when vacuuming? Was your eyeball return pointed correctly, were you backwashing accordingly, etc. Just a few things. I don't see the need for anything larger than that for your size pool TBH. :)
 

Lizstar06

Member
Aug 4, 2017
20
Indianapolis. IN
That pump is fine... poor circulation can be attributed to a number of things... higher rate of circulation doesn't always equal better. Did you have suction issues when vacuuming? Was your eyeball return pointed correctly, were you backwashing accordingly, etc. Just a few things. I don't see the need for anything larger than that for your size pool TBH. :)
Thank you! I don’t use the pump to vacuum, they didn’t leave that equipment so I use an electric one. I backwash every 3 weeks or so but the pressure gauge always runs around 10. There’s always debris in the pool but it could just be related to where we live..