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    summer waves pump not enough

    My pool is the style that has pump, skimmer and filter on side of pool wall. It's not doing it's job. I get an accumulation of dirt and dead bugs on pool floor and surface. The only style vacuum that can be used is a venturi style and all that does is stir the water, causing hazy water and add too much more water to the pool. I do not know what pump I need to clear the 4600 gallon pool. What "size" pump is appropriate? Can this pool be easily changed over to another stronger pump? Chem levels are good. Pool is up and running for 10 days, running pump 24/7, testing daily with k-2006, full all day sun in the desert. I rinse the filter daily when I test.

    FC 4
    CC 0
    PH 7.6
    TA 90
    CYA 30
    15 x 42, 4600 gal, AG summer waves, vinyl, SkimmerPlus 1000 filter pump, K-2006

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    There are adapters available to convert your pool to either an Intex pump/filter set or a regular pool pump/filter. Check Amazon for these.

    If you go with the Intex, get the largest they have available.

    For a regular pool pump/filter set, check your local swap shop/craigslist for deals on used equipment.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    i did the same thing with my pool. i switched over the the 2100gph pump and filter. it was pretty easy to convert. just take the pump off of the existing and install adapter and hook up the new pump to the adapter. took me about ten minutes.
    Charles
    Coleman 16'x48"
    Intex 2100 GPH pump & Sand filter, Intex Robot Vacuum
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit Magnetic Speed Stirer

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    You guys over simplify this by a mile. I have same pool and have used game adapters to convert to intex 2700 sand filter and the pump pulls tons of air so I can't run my filter longer than 2 hours at a time secondary to leaks on the intake side pulling tons of air risking burning my pump up without purging air. I have applied Teflon tape by the the tons and now am upgrading to a Hayward skimmer hoping this will help. Do not be deceived it is not that easy//////
    3300 gallon above ground pool with intex 2700 gph sand filter, stock side wall skimmer, steel frame vinyl liner pool that is 14 feet by 42 inches, poly group summer escapes Walmart pool. live in florida panhandle.

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    gizmoo, First off Welcome to TFP! So glad to see another FL person on here. I have spent quite a bit of time in your town! LOVE IT!

    Second, yes it is that easy. I have to think there is something else going on with your pool and equipment. It could be several things. Tiny holes in the lines? Pump basket top leaking? Water not high enough? Just to name a couple.

    I would love for you to send a pic of your set up. Let us see what you are working with. Someone might have an idea or two to help YOU have a TFP!

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    Could you post a picture of the set up? Please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chayne View Post
    i did the same thing with my pool. i switched over the the 2100gph pump and filter. it was pretty easy to convert. just take the pump off of the existing and install adapter and hook up the new pump to the adapter. took me about ten minutes.
    Could you post a picture of the set up? Please.
    15 x 42, 4600 gal, AG summer waves, vinyl, SkimmerPlus 1000 filter pump, K-2006

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    INTEX AGP 15'x 48", 4440 gals.,INTEX 2650 gph pump w/ 16" sand filter, Hayward widemouth skimmer,INTEX SWG-CS8110, 1 1/2" hard plumbed PVC, Lil' Shark vac w/ leaf canister, INTEX floating LED pool light, solar cover with polaris solar reel, Access pool steps 200600T, TF 100 test kit, "The Slime Bag" x-tra polishing 18" x 30"

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough



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    Charles
    Coleman 16'x48"
    Intex 2100 GPH pump & Sand filter, Intex Robot Vacuum
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit Magnetic Speed Stirer

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    Thank you so much. This will come in handy!
    15 x 42, 4600 gal, AG summer waves, vinyl, SkimmerPlus 1000 filter pump, K-2006

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    Re: summer waves pump not enough

    Glad my pics could help. I have hard plumbed in my return since those pics. Here is what it looks like as of this point.

    Charles
    Coleman 16'x48"
    Intex 2100 GPH pump & Sand filter, Intex Robot Vacuum
    Hayward Wide Mouth Skimmer
    TF-100 Test Kit Magnetic Speed Stirer

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