Hi guys, my first post here and completely new to pools.
I have a 16' round x 4' deep intex above ground pool which I have just fitted and set up.
I found the std 1500gph pump to be ok if the pool was clean but if you wanted to hoover the pool it was a bit lacking in power, also the filter gets blocked every few minutes so you spend more time cleaning the filter than you do the pool. The pool had been collecting water and debris over the winter whilst I built the decking around it.
I picked up a used 32" x 16" doughboy sandfilter and 3/4hp pump, works really well, but a few questions if I may.
Is the pump far to big for what I need and if so will it do any damage ?
How long should I run the pump for basis 5000 gallons, water being correct and no debris ?
How often should the sand in the filter be changed ? ( I gave it a good backwash)
I note in the Doughboy handbook NOT to put chrlorine pucks in the skimmer for potential damage to the pump is this correct as I have never heard of that before ?
16ft x 4ft Intex above ground pool, 32" x 16" Doughboy sandfilter, Doughboy 3/4hp pump, 9kw Elecro heater, 11/2" pipework.