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.
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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.