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Thread: 18 x 48 Sand filter upgrade??

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    18 x 48 Sand filter upgrade??

    Hi everybody,

    We just bought an 18 x 48 Summer Waves Elite pool, looking around on the forum I see that most people have upgraded or suggest upgrading to a sand filter straight out of the gate. My question is, which one to buy, I'm seeing a 2800GPH and a 3000GPH Intex models, for about 20.00 difference on amazon, is bigger better, or over kill? Here are the links to the ones I'm looking at, please point me in the right direction haha. Thanks a ton.


    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

    Amazon.com : Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump for Above Ground Pools, 3000 GPH Pump Flow Rate, 110-120V with GFCI : Swimming Pool Sand Filters : Patio, Lawn Garden


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    Re: 18 x 48 Sand filter upgrade??

    Bigger is almost always better. I have a smaller pool than you and installed a 4500 gph pump earlier this year and I love it.

    New pump arrived today
    25000 gallon free-form gunite
    Jandy Stealth pump/CL340 cartridge filter
    Pentair IC40 SWG
    Pentair MasterTemp 250HD heater
    Jandy AquaLink RS automation

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