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    Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    Hi,

    We bought a 16' x 48" on clearance end of last year. This will be my first pool. I'm planning on buying an Intex 2800GPH sand filter and the 7,000 gallon Intex Saltwater system, model 28667. Once I get my feet wet, I would like to put in something like the Hayward SP1091LX skimmer.

    I already have the TF100 test kit and an Intex solar cover.

    Other than Salt Test Strips - Aqua Chek and some salt from Home Depot, anything else that you recommend that I buy before setting the pool up?

    Thanks,
    Brandon



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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    Pool toys and a swim suit! How are you going to vacuum up stuff on the bottom? That's a pretty nice filter you have there!

    Intex makes a nice pool fountain, I just bought one on Amazon for $20. Money well spent.
    Intex 22' x 52" - Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump - flow rate: 2,150 gal per hour
    TFTest Kits TF-100
    Waiting to stop relocating until I build my dream pool!

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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    I got one of these this year, love it!




    Amazon.com : Intex Auto Pool Cleaner : Swimming Pool Suction Cleaners : Patio, Lawn Garden

    +1 on the Hayward skimmer too. That'll do wonders toward keeping your pool cleaner.
    25000 gallon free-form gunite
    Jandy Stealth pump/CL340 cartridge filter
    Pentair IC40 SWG
    Pentair MasterTemp 250HD heater
    Jandy AquaLink RS automation

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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    I purchased the salt system along with our pool 3 years ago. A friend also purchased a pool around 2 weeks later. I had to purchase a new pool this year due to the legs rusting out, I'm guessing from the salt, but the friends pool is still in great shape. I won't be using the salt system with out new one.
    Intex Ultra 16x48
    Intex 2650 Sand Filter
    Installed June 2, 2012

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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    New to this as well. I have the lil shark vacuum love him. Same pump and saltwater system, pool looks great and has been spot on since putting it up


    18/48 Coleman above ground. Intex sand pump and Intex saltwater system

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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    I dont mean to thread steal...but how do you hook up the fountain? I'd like to keep my existing supply/return, can i 'T' into the intex hoses somehow?
    Intex 16'x48" Ultra Frame
    Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System
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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    @ Nate 81 Why yes, yes you can..........LOL
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...32#post1025832
    Intex 22' X 52" Ultra Frame AGP ( 12K gallons) , Intex 633T 2500 GPH (41 GPM) running Doughboy Silica II sand filter (16"dia. 1.4 ' S.A.) ( And doing it quite well, I might add!) Hayward through the wall skimmer, TF100 with Speed Stir. Hard plumbed, Intex fountain ...........

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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    Perfect! Thanks!
    Intex 16'x48" Ultra Frame
    Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater Filtration System
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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    Skimmer seems like a good next purchase and, as already suggested, an automatic vacuum could be nice unless you like doing it manually. I like the Aquabot.
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    Re: Intex 16' x 48" new pool, what equipment do you recommend?

    Thanks for everyone's help, feedback and suggestions. Very much appreciated. Now I just need to figure out how to connect everything.

    Thanks,
    Brandon

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