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Thread: Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

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    Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    My pump died, so i bought a new one and it came with a new sand tank. I had just filled my old sand tank and wanted to see what you all thought about me just swapping out the pumps.

    My old unit is discontinued. This was the old unit I had. SF20110

    This is the new unit i purchased. 3000gph

    I'm confused by the whole GPH....the website says one thing, but the manual says another.

    The model of the old tank says 'SF20110' and the new tank says 'SF60110'

    I'm I making a big deal out of nothing here? It would be nice to just dump my new pump in the old pumps place because I have to order sand from ACE hardware and it takes forever. Granted, i will do whats best in the end.
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    Re: Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    I will use the new tank, it's 16" diameter, better and bigger filter, always better, add the sand I think is 120 pounds, the pool sand from Ace Hardware is excellent...

    Looking at the links you provide, I think both tanks are the same...

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    Re: Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    I think my old one is 16" diameter also, but it does say the new tank is like 120lbs of sand and my old one said (i think) 100...but 100 lbs of sand didnt quite fit. I just ordered another bag of sand from Ace, they have 25% coupon too!


    Is there any issue to me saving the sand I just put into the old tank? Can i just dump it into the new??
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    Re: Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    Use the biggest filter....plain and simple. If the filters are the same size, use the new one.
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    Re: Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    You can save the sand for 10,000 years, it's just a second in the sand life time... 😊

    Actually, I will just wash the sand and reused it... Up to 120 pounds

    Starting day 5/25/2015 INTEX AGP 24'x12'x54" 8400 gal, with salt and borax, INTEX 16"sand filter, WM Hayward Skimmer, Intex SWG CG-28669, 1 1/2" hard plumbed PVC, Lil' Shark Vacuum With Leaf Canister, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test
    8,400 gal Intex, 3K GPH pump, 16" sand filter, SWG CG-28669, TF100 test kit, speed stir, K-1766 Taylor salt test.

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    Re: Intex: Can I swap out pumps and leave the sand tanks alone?

    Attachments are the same. If by stand you mean the Intex base, they are not the same, so may not fit perfectly. New base will most likely fit old pump.
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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