Assistance with pump decision.

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HardlyCrankn posted this 05 April 2018

I would like to replace my current outdated Hayward 1 hp pump.

My pool stats:

approximately 21,000
1.5 inch piping
35 ft of head
Pentair 145241 sand filter
Pentair Rainbow 320 in-line chrolinator

I am interested in a dual speed pump, mostly the PL2607.

 

Thanks. 

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InyoRob posted this 05 April 2018

Hello HardlyCrankin - The PL2607 would be a good option for your pool. However, I would recommend the Pureline Prime model PL2605. This is a 1.65 total HP variable speed pump. It is more durable than the PL2607 and more energy efficient.

HardlyCrankn posted this 05 April 2018

Will reducing the 2 inch to 1.5 inch have any affect on the pump?

InyoRob posted this 05 April 2018

Reducing the ports from 2" to 1.5" will impact the performance of the PL2605.

HardlyCrankn posted this 05 April 2018

How would I handle this?

Would I only run the pump at 85%?

In return I think this should reduce the stress and increase the life of the unit.

InyoRob posted this 05 April 2018

You probably won't even need to run the pump at 85% unless you are backwashing or vacuuming. I would run it at a lower speed for the majority of the time.

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