Totally new to pools, but mechanically inclined.
I just got my 22' Intex Ultra setup (10.5k gallons) the other day (filled to just under the inlet/outlet holes).
I decided the saltwater system sounded good and went ahead and picked up the Intex 15k Gallon model and seven 40lbs bags of salt.
Looking at the stock pump and canister filter...looks kind of weak.
I was then browsing craigslist and came across this person trying to get rid of an old 24' Doughboy, pump and filter for $300.
I did a quick google of the pump and sand filter, then called the guy and offered him $100 for those two items.
Looking at the pics, does this sand filter and pump look too beat up for $100? (I've already watched some vids on changing the sand on one of these but the pump...) I'm not sure the age of these items. Is the sand filter worth $100 if the innards are good?
Do I need a "real" pump and filter? I imagine the Intex one is subpar for 10.5k gallons.
I plan on keeping the pool up year round. I'm adding a partial deck in the next two weeks.
Any quick advice is greatly appreciated as I'm going to look at these items tomorrow. I'm all ears!