Greetings, I currently have this model pump Amazon.com : Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2800 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI : Swimming Pool Sand Filters : Patio, Lawn Garden
It works well, but takes forever after a spring opening "green pool" and SLAM to clear up the cloudy water. Plus I waste a lot of water backwashing this thing quite frequently.
I am considering going back to a cartridge filter for my small pool, namely this model. Amazon.com : Intex Krystal Clear Cartridge Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 2500 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI : Swimming Pool Water Pumps : Patio, Lawn Garden
I will then buy some aftermarket Filbur filters for it that can be cleaned and re-used. This will cut down on the amount of water wasted backwashing and hopefully keep my pool a little more sparkling clean like I prefer it.
Please comment on what your experiences have been using Sand vs Cart and whether or not this is an ok pump and filter for my pool, I am also using the Intex pool cleaner that works off the return side of the pump to keep the bottom clean.
Thanks in advance.