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    Question Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    For the last 2 years we have had a intex 16' pool. My kids love it. Well my mothers friend parted out their pool. The walls or something to do with teenage drivers. Anyways I bought their used for 26 day old Hayward EC50C93S Perflex 1-1/2horsepower extended cycle D.E. Filter pool system. They had it on a oval AGP pool. I want a round pool. How big can I go?
    Space is not an issue back yard is under 5acres.

    thank you for your help

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    Pool size

    This is the pump and filter I bought from a friend, Hayward ec50c93s 1-1/2 hp ec de system. They had it on a oval I want round how big can I go. The system is only 26 days old. Completely cleaned and ready for me to start up with new pool.
    How big of a round pool can I go?
    Swim N Play 45' x 18' x 52" Oval
    Hayward c3030
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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    For those who may try to reply HERE is the manual and some brief details to assist regarding the EC50AC:
    Effective Filtration Rate 25 ft.2
    Design Flow Rate 50 GPM
    8 Hr Turnover 24,000
    12 Hr Turnover 36,000
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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    This is one of Haywards "bumpable" DE filters (I have its big brother the EC75), on these filters when they start to clog up you turn off the pump, lift up and down on the bump handle a couple of times and this redistributes the DE and partly cleans the filter. This cycle repeats with the filter clogging faster and faster until you must backwash all the old DE out and recoat the filter tubes with fresh DE. The filter will also need to be disassembled and deep cleaned once every year or two depending on how hard your water is (takes a couple of hours or so). Having said this the size of the pool and how much material gets blown in will determine how frequently the filter needs to be bumped, and how often it must be backwashed and recoated, towards the end of each DE backwash cycle it is common to need to be bumped once every couple of days. So while this filter will likely handle any size above ground pool you may get, the amount of time you spend bumping / recoating the DE could potentially get excessive.

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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    I know the pump and filter.

    But how big of a pool can I have attached to it?
    Swim N Play 45' x 18' x 52" Oval
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    Hayward Max Flo Pump SP2302VSP

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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    The pump size doesn't matter much for pool size but the filter size can make some difference and it really comes down to cleaning frequency. The larger the pool, the more often you will need to clean the filter.

    Having said that, a 25 sqft DE filter should be good up to 15k gallon maximum. That should allow you 3-4 months in-between cleaning but it does depend on how much stuff drops in your pool.
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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    Given the bump clean nature of these filters I would tend to go a bit higher than mas985 suggest, but it is a judgement call based on how often you want to backwash and change DE, given flow rate and pump size you are probably good up to 35,000, you would just likely get mad at it for constantly needing to be bumped and backwashed.
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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    ok thank you all for the help. since I got the filter and pump for little to nothing I think I may sell and get one to fit the pool I'm currently looking at.
    18' x 45' by 52"
    Swim N Play 45' x 18' x 52" Oval
    Hayward c3030
    Hayward Max Flo Pump SP2302VSP

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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    I just noticed you are in SD, given your short swim season, this one may work fine, might as well try it and see.
    Indoor 20x40 35,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP 2 speed Jandy FloPro pump, Hayward EC75 Perflex DE filter, 11 4x12 Techno-Solis solar panels w/ Aquasolar controller, Aquabot Turbo T Robot Cleaner. Also LMI metering chlorine dispenser pump and HotSpring Jetsetter
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    Re: Going at this backwards i know. Please help.

    I wouldn't sell it. Especially if you got it for next to nothing.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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