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    Question New pump and filter suggestions for Bestway pool wanted

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    I just bought my first above ground pool, Bestway 12' x 48". I want to switch to a sand filter pump set up but so many of them I see are advertised as being for a much larger pool than I have. Should I be concerned about getting a pump that that's for a pool that slightly bigger than mine?



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    Sand filter size limits

    I just installed a Bestway 12' x 48" above ground pool and want to replace the stock filter system with sand filter. I keep seeing the number of gallons in size limitations for the filters for sale. Should I be concerned about getting a sand filter that is rated for a pool slightly larger than mine? My pool is only around 2,700 gallons so most of the filters are advertised as being for a much larger pools. Any recommendations? Thanks!



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    Re: Sand filter size limits

    Welcome to TFP!

    There is no issue going with a larger and filter and pump. The bigger the filter, the less you have to clean it. It is possible for the pump to be too small for a filter, but you would have to get a pretty extreme mismatch to have an issue.
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    Re: Sand filter size limits

    I've got a dollar that says a bigger pool is in your future, so go bigger on the pump/filter now and you won't have to buy a new one next year.
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