I have an above ground pool with a 3/4 HP pool filter pump motor. The
filter & pump are over 20 years old now, and I think it is time to replace them.
The pump and motor are getting noisy, and the filter housing is developing some
surface cracks on it that I'm sure will eventually start to leak..
My question is this---with the 3/4 HP motor, the system was originally
wired with #12 wire. Most of the new filter systems that I am finding all have 1
HP or larger motors. Can I run a 1 HP motor on #12 wiring and a 20 amp GFCI ???
The 3/4 HP motor has never popped the breaker, and on the motor it says max
current draw is 11.4 amps. How much more does a 1 HP motor draw ???
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