Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: Intex saltwater upgrade

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Intex saltwater upgrade

    Hi all!!
    I have an intex salt water system with a cartridge filter. Id like to upgrade to a sand filter. I have a chance to buy a 16" intex sand filter pump.
    Since I already have the intex saltwater system, could I unplug my cartridge filter and adapt the sand filter pump?
    My other concern is both pumps running?
    Has this been done before ?
    my pool is a rectangle 18x9x52"
    Or 4500 gallons
    Thank you
    Tim

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Piolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    604

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    Good choice , not need to run pumps in sequence the 16" come with a 0.95 hp motor, more than enough...
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

    The corner stone of TFP
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    I still need to run the saltwater pump though in order to generate chlorine right?
    Should I disable the pump on the saltwater system as well as the cartridge filter?

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Piolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    604

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    if that is a combo, I am not sure but I think is not needed, tray with the combo pump off and see if the swg is working, look at the settings for the combo, I think they can work separated
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

    The corner stone of TFP
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    uploadfromtaptalk1436488738465.jpg
    This is the salt system I have and the pump I can get for cheap.
    I'd like to integrate the two.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Piolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    604

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    yes, thats the discontinue sand filter from intex and the combo swg pump, look at the book from the combo I think there is a setting where you can run them separated in any case I will remove the filter in the combo
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

    The corner stone of TFP
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    I would still need to plug both pumps or systems in is that right?

  8. Back To Top    #8
    Piolin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Miami, FL
    Posts
    604

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by bennett.tim72 View Post
    I would still need to plug both pumps or systems in is that right?
    Yes, or if you are willing, there is a new SWG in Amazon for $99 and sell the combo in Craig list
    It's better to run this system separated, this is how is recommended here
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

    The corner stone of TFP
    Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Re: Intex saltwater upgrade

    I live in Canada, the shipping is the same price as the unit arrrg!!!!
    I may try to either disconnect the cartridge filter underneath the unit or connect the two together.
    The separate swg has a flow rate of 1650. I figure I should be able to connect the two together and take out the cartridge

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •