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You didn't list either model of filter or pump. You probably can use a 2hp pump, but it should be sized properly. Too big of a pump wastes energy, too small won't keep pool clean
Here is a link to Hayward web site for filter sizing.http://www.haywardnet.com/pdfs/Pump_filter_sizing.pdf
You can also download manuals for both pumps and filters there.

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