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 |

## Similarly, how many GPM is a Hayward pool pump?

4.5 – 5.5 ft. 7 – 9 ft. 10.0 – 12.5 ft. 13.5 – 16.0 ft.

Pipe Size | Max GPM |
---|---|

4″ |
305 |

**73 gallons per minute for each intake line**. The maximum flow into the pump is 42 gallons per minute for each 1.5 inch intake line.

## Then, is 1 HP pool pump enough?

Pool owners often mistakenly believe if they choose a 2 HP pump over a 1 HP pump, they are getting double the performance. **This is simply not true**. In this scenario, you will get only about 15% more flow from the 2 HP model. But the amp draw of the larger pump will be significantly higher, raising your electric bill.

## How many liters per minute of water does a 1 hp pump pump?

**80 Litres/minute** – 1 hp.

## How many gpm do you need to run a pool pump?

If you have a 35,000 gallon pool and want a turnover rate of 10 hours, you will need a pump with a flow rate of

Pool Size (US Gallons) | Turnover (Hours) | Minimum Flow Rate |
---|---|---|

24,000 |
10 Hours |
40 GPM |

18,000 | 8 Hours | 38 GPM |

18,000 | 10 Hours | 30 GPM |

## How do I know what GPM my pool pump is?

Most pool pump specifications are expressed in gallons per minute (GPM). So, to convert from GPH to GPM, **divide your GPH by 60 minutes** – 2531 GPH / 60 = 42.2 GPM.

## How much HP pump do I need?

Example – Horsepower Required to Pump Water

Power Required to Pump Water (hp) | ||
---|---|---|

Volume Flow (gpm) | Height (ft) | |

10 |
0.0126 |
0.0758 |

15 |
0.0189 |
0.114 |

20 |
0.0253 |
0.152 |

## Can I replace a 1hp 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.

## What is the flow rate of a 1.5 HP pool pump?

This product by Hayward is a 1.5hp pool pump designed to pump up to **90 GPM** in most pools. It requires less maintenance and is highly efficient.

## What size pump do I need for a 30000 gallon pool?

So, for a 30,000-gallon pool that runs continuously (24-hours), the formula is: **30,000 x 2 ÷ 24 ÷ 60 = 41.6** or rounded up it’s a 42 GPM minimum flow rate. To establish the max flow rate needed for your swimming pool, I like to go by filter surface area.