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    What filter/pump should i get?

    I recently purchased a 26 ft round intex pool roughly around 15000 gallons and the filter that it came with is not doing the job for me and was looking into a hayward de filter. I have tried to research as much as I can but still have some questions. The pumps I am looking into are the power-flo LX series or the Hayward SP2607X10 super pump. At first I was interested in a 1.5 horsepower pump but now I read people say that less is better? So would a 1hp be enough or lower? 0.75 or 0.5 hp? I have also heard talk about 1 speed and 2 speeds and don't know if it would be better to get 2 speeds because I could run it on a lower speed for longer without as much energy use? Correct me if I'm wrong on any of this lol. The filter I am looking into is the hayward perflex ec75a. I choose this filter because of the ease of bumping and not having to open the whole thing up and manually clean each grid. If there is any feedback on that I am willing to consider others. Thank you in advance for any of the answers you can provide.
    Above ground 26' round intex pool

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    Re: What filter/pump should i get?

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I think the 1HP Power-Flo Matrix 2 speed would be a good choice.

    The Bump filters are fine, until you have eventually have to open them up and clean everything. DE and sand filter can be backwashed.
    Filters are a personal preference: see Pool School - Pool Filter Comparison

    For you size pool, the minimums I recommend are:
    225 sqft cartridge
    23" diameter sand
    48 sqft DE (grid style ... or whatever size bump style).
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    Re: What filter/pump should i get?

    I recently got offered a 1/2 hp hayward super pump? Could that be enough to keep my pool clean? Along with a wall mounted skimmer and auto vac?
    Above ground 26' round intex pool

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    Re: What filter/pump should i get?

    That will use more power than the 2-speed on low, but it will be more than enough flow.

    Chemistry is what keep a pool sanitized and clear of algae ... not the pump and filter.
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    Re: What filter/pump should i get?

    Sorry... I meant debris wise my water is clear but I tend to get a lot of tiny bugs in my pool which is why I'm upgrading from cartridge to de filter from what I've heard is the best as far as microns
    Above ground 26' round intex pool

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    Re: What filter/pump should i get?

    You can use just about any pump with any filter you want.

    The super pump should be more than enough flow. If you are not getting all the debris out, then you must not be running the pump (or cleaner) long enough.
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