Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Upgrading Intex 1500ghp pump to Intex 2500ghp 20x52 Round Pool?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    8

    Question Upgrading Intex 1500ghp pump to Intex 2500ghp 20x52 Round Pool?

    Hello folks! Hope all of you are having a great summer so far.

    We have decided that we want to upgrade the cheap pump that came with the pool (Intex 20x52 round ultra frame) that we bought last year. As we are moving soon, we don't want to put too much money into the pump as we have other areas where the money needs to go with the house, we are just looking into upgrading to the Intex 2500 since it is under $100 (the money I currently have to spend in Amazon credit).

    Can anyone tell me if I would need to order additional parts or do extra cutting for it to fit current pool cuts for the 1500 pump? I searched the forum using Google, but could only find threads regarding smaller pools or my size pool and converting to sand pump, which is not an option at this time.

    Thank you

  2. Back To Top    #2

    TFP Guide
    PAGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    2,388

    Re: Upgrading Intex 1500ghp pump to Intex 2500ghp 20x52 Round Pool?

    I would try to opt for the sand filter, if at all possible. Generally, the larger pools are the same fittings as the oumps/folters. It's the smaller pools that have different sizes, as long as you stick with the same brand.
    26' X 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Intex Sand Filter
    26' X 52 Intex Ultra Frame Install
    You can lead a horse to (clear) water, but you can't force him to swim in it!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Mid Missouri
    Posts
    227

    Re: Upgrading Intex 1500ghp pump to Intex 2500ghp 20x52 Round Pool?

    You will be so much happier if you go to the sand filter. I regret every day I spent with the cartridge filter now that I've experienced the difference. I wouldn't waste the credit you've got on another Intex cartridge filter. Save up the difference and get an Intex sand filter.

  4. Back To Top    #4

    TFP Guide
    PAGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    2,388

    Re: Upgrading Intex 1500ghp pump to Intex 2500ghp 20x52 Round Pool?

    Looked around a little:

    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

    I'm pretty sure this is the one I have. I bought it for my 18' Intex, but it is working adequately on my 26' too.
    26' X 52" Intex Ultra Frame. Intex Sand Filter
    26' X 52 Intex Ultra Frame Install
    You can lead a horse to (clear) water, but you can't force him to swim in it!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •