skimmer and horsepower

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Old 07-08-03, 02:58 AM
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skimmer and horsepower

Hi,
I'd like to ask if a 1.5 hp motor will give better skimming action? I have one skimmer, 16x32 inground. Presently I have a 1 hp, but probably will be replacing soon. So I was wondering if the 1.5 wil provide better sucking action into the skimmer. Thanks
George
 
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Old 07-08-03, 03:25 PM
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Better sucking action, yes. Bigger electric bill, yes. copy/paste this link for more info.

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Old 07-12-03, 12:23 PM
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Your pool was layed out and set up for the 1HP pump. Now if you want to kick up the pump too 1.5 HP just think about it you should go in and rework all the pipes in the pool also.. Look at your return jets in the pool mabe get new ones or reset them and that will let the skimmer work better. ED
 
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