Can I replace my 1 HP pool pump with a 1.5 HP?

So to answer the question, yes, you can replace your 1hp pool pump with a 1.5hp pool pump, but only if your situation calls for it. If you’ve determined that your current pump is too small for your pool, then we’ll suggest replacing it with a larger ECO pump like the Water TechniX Pump Alpha ECO.

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In this regard, can I upgrade my above ground pool pump?

Benefits of a Bigger and Better Pool Filtration System

Here are just a few of the more specific reasons why it’s a good idea to upgrade your above ground pump and filter system to a larger model: A larger filter surface area holds more debris and can go longer between cleanings, saving both time and water.

Besides, can a pool pump be too big? You might think bigger is better in terms of pump size, but a pump that is too big can cause serious problems. In the example above, the pool’s average depth is 8 feet. Now use the formulas below to determine the volume of water in your pool.

Keeping this in consideration, what size pool pump do I need for a 15000 gallon pool?

10,000 – 15,000 gallon pools need a pool pump with flow rate between 20 and 35 GPM. Based on our flow rate per pump size(in hp) table above, a 1hp pool pump will generate this flow rate.

How many gallons per minute does a 1.5 HP pool pump?

Pool Pump Operating Costs

Pump Size GPM (varies with plumbing) Cost/Hour
1.0 HP 60 $0.06
1.5 HP 68 $0.09
2.0 HP 76 $0.12
3.0 HP 85 $0.18

How many HP does my pool pump need to be?

According to the chart for 50 Feet of Head (closest to 47′), we need a pump between 3/4 HP (31 GPM) and 1 HP (50 GPM). Since we always go for the higher GPM, we would select the 1 HP pump.

What is the difference between 1 HP and 1.5 HP pool pump?

As I mentioned before, the 1.5 HP PowerFlo LX has only 1 GPM more flow rate than the 1 HP PowerFlo LX so very little difference between the two pumps. However, for an 18″ filter, you don’t want to exceed more than about 35 GPM.

How long should a Pentair pool pump last?

eight to 12 years

How many hours a day should you run a pool pump?

approximately 8 hours

Do you have to run pool pump 24 hours a day?

Although it’s generally recommended that all the pool water undergo filtration every 24 hours, the pump does not need to run all the time. A proactive, productive and energy-saving maintenance activity is to remove the debris floating on the pool surface with a hand-held skimmer.

What size above ground pool pump do I need?

For pools up to 24 Ft Round, use a 1 HP pool pump. For pools over 24 Ft Round, we recommend using a 1.5 HP pool pump.

Is a 1.5 HP pool pump good?

A 1-horsepower pump with the same resistance will work for pools up to 26,000 gallons, while a 1.5-horsepower pump is suitable for large pools up to 30,000 gallons. A massive 2-horsepower pump can clean pools up to 46,000 gallons.

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