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I just bought a Pentair 011018 3HP Variable speed pump

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I just bought a Pentair 011018 3HP Variable speed pump to replace a 1 1/5 HP single speed for a 15,000 Gallon Pool.
A friend told me I'll have to get a new bigger capacity filter (I have a 1200 cartridge)
What filter capacity and type (cartridge/sand etc) you guys suggest. Need your help. Thanks.
Deerfield Beach, FL
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
did you get motor only or entire pump assembly? And what is gph rating on each?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I bought the motor with the pump included
How many GPH I'm trying to find out
Expert:  Billy replied 2 years ago.
I ask because many units increase hp...but not volume. The pump has the same output but ones a lot more efficient. The larger the hp the less work.
ex:...a 1 hp pump and 2 hp pump may pump the same amount...but the 2 works less and draws less amp...especially variables