New pump needed

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crazy5
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My Pool: 42 ft by 20ft in ground mosaic lined pool. Waterco heat pump

New pump needed

Postby crazy5 » Thu 25 May, 2017 16:43

I have an old pool with issues! There are only 2 working outlets , one is the sump and one other. This means that the pump has to work extra hard to circulate the 33,000 gallons of water and it has just given up , just as we are in a heatwave - so typical. Anyway I would like some advice about the best pump to replace it with and wondered if anybody had opinions on the best brand and what hp i should go for. I know at least 1hp . Would it be worth going for 1.5hp? Budget is tight but at the same time, I don't want to get a cheapone that cant cope with the poor pipework and volume of water . Any help greatly appreciated.


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My Pool: 10k inground fibreglass, Telescopic Cover, Hayward Powerline pump, Quality filter with glass media, 27kw output heat pump, K-2006C test kit
Location: United Kingdom

Re: New pump needed

Postby Denniswiseman » Fri 26 May, 2017 10:55

Your pump should be matched to your filter as excess flow through it will end up with poor filtration. So check the gallons per minute for your filter and match a pump for it
A varispeed or a two speed pump are considered best to go for as they will reduce your electricty usage, some companies are offering a rebate
I'm afraid I don't have any other information that I can help with

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