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Thread: Which generator do I need?

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    Jun 2015
    Lexington, SC

    Which generator do I need?

    Ok, so we're setting up our pool, 15'x4' round metal frame intex. Last year even using this method was a pain once the water got warm (we live in the south) so was going to get a swg. I calculated my pool at 5600 gallons. So I'm looking at the intex swg and they come in 7000 or 15000. I have a big sand filter so will 7000 be plenty or is there some hidden advantage to going with the bigger one even though I don't need it? Just want to double check since its intex (all I see in swg) and they're known for claiming a cartridge filter can work on a 15' pool but really it's way too weak (why we switched to sand)

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    DFW, TX

    Re: Which generator do I need?

    Good idea upgrading to the sand filter, they are a lot better than the cartridge filter. The benefit of a larger SWG is that you can make more chlorine in a shorter time and run your pump less.
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