Replacing pool pump

wvgilbert

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Jun 22, 2008
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i have a 24 ft above ground pool. my pump, a 1 1/2 hp emerson, model S55CXRDG-7928 quit working today. i need to purchase a new one. i'm looking at the hayward power-flo LX but not sure if it will be compatible. can you help?
 

JohnT

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Apr 4, 2007
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Welcome to the forum!

We'd need to know what kind of filter you have to give the best advice. Your pump is quite a bit over sized for your pool. A 1HP or even a 3/4HP would easily handle your pool and save a bunch of electricity.
 

wvgilbert

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Jun 22, 2008
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i have a sand filter and was told today by someone else that i could also use a 1 hp pump. when i bought the pool it came with the 1 1/2 hp so now i really don't know what to buy. i appreciate your help.
 

JasonLion

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Filters are a little more efficient when you have a smaller pump. If the pump is too large for the filter it can cause serious problems. Other than that it is a cost of electricity issue.