What size pump is the best

nannymcbee

Member
May 24, 2018
8
Herrick, Illinois
Our pump just quit and the numbers are all worn off. Want to make sure we get the right size pump. We have a 24 foot round pool 48 inches deep. We had a Hayward pump. Should it be 1 or 1.5 horsepower?
 

needsajet

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 4, 2016
4,714
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Can you see the model number and size of the sand filter? Also, do you use a suction cleaner to vacuum the pool? (a cleaner that is attached to the pump suction and roams around the pool when the pump is running). Does the current pump do a reasonably good job of skimming off the surface debris?

Chances are the 1 HP will be fine, but that's just my off-the-cuff opinion and I like to keep the electricity cost down.