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Old 04-19-2013, 09:18 PM  
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You need to know what size your pool is and pick the pump that is sized for it. Then the filter needs to be sized for the flow rate of the pump...
That's what I'm asking help for...I posted the size of the pool in my op "Gallons of Water in Pool" = 15,187.50 {15'x30' x avg depth 4.5' x 7.5 = 15,187.50}" with over-flow spa PLUS I need a pool vac, I'm asking for help determining what pump is sized for it, 3/4, 1, 1.5, VS and which type & size filter is best??


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Old 04-20-2013, 07:43 AM  
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The filter I have and would highly recommend is the Hayward DE filter with the multiport valve. Not the one with the bump lever. With a 15,000 gallon pool the old school horsepower would be closer to a one horse pump. Today with the variable speed motors, I can't help you because it's all brand new technology and I haven't gotten into it yet. I can tell you that the variable speed pumps raised the price of the unit over double it's normal pricing.



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Great, thanks! What does "old school horsepower" say about using the built in over-flow spa with a separate spa blower to it's full potential needing 1 to 1.5 hp?

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Does the spa already have piping for a blower? If not, I don't know how you would get it to work. Do you have a heater for the spa?

The blower I used for my first hot tub was a 1.5hp. I'm not sure it needed one that big and the difference in prices between the 2hp, 1.5hp and the 1hp were too close together to make me think it made any difference.

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The spa blower is the round thing on the left of the timer, which is in the middle. That piping at the bottom the spa blower runs right toward the spa, which is about 10-15' away. I don't currently have a heat pump but might look to add one when winter comes around. It looks like there's an old gas tank buried near the pool pump so perhaps I'll look into that or solar when the time comes. Pinch a Penny having 15% off sale thru tomorrow...Could be good time to go shopping!

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Yup, that's the blower. Solar isn't going to raise the temp of the spa to the temps you might want. Like 96 to 104*°. I'm not real sure how you would circulate the hot water through the heater and spa with the original piping either.

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Still seeking guidance on what type & size replacement pump and/or filter are appropriate for my pool, if anyone will help.
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