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Thread: Intex pump/sand filter combination replacement options

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    Intex pump/sand filter combination replacement options

    I keep reading in the forum that most believe that Intex pump/sand filter combinations are notoriously undersized. I'm taking down the pool for a couple weeks to pour a concrete pad to put it on. Should be back in business by the end of September. (Still time for dip in southern Cal.) While I'm at it, I thought I'd upgrade from the 1/2 HP 2100/1600 gph pump and 12 inch sand filter that came with the pool. There are a couple options I am considering. A larger pump/sand filter combination (Intex or another brand 3/4 or 1 Hp single speed) that's selected by the manufacturer. Or a 2 speed pump (3/4 or 1 HP) with a larger sand filter also selected by the manufacturer. Or, because most of the 2 speed pumps run at 1/2 HP the majority of the time, can I simply purchase a larger sand filter only (for example, an Intex 16" sand filter or another brand) and connect it to my 1/2 HP Intex pump? I'm aware, and I believe my thinking is correct, that the flow rate of the pump should match the flow rate of the sand filter. Any suggestions? Is there somewhere I can go to determine/calculate the proper pump GPH/sand filter size?
    I'm just running it up the flag pole to see who salutes it..
    Thanks
    Bob (AKA Schnozz)
    12 x 24 x 52 Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 8600 Gal; Pentair 2HP/2SP 150sqft Cartridge Filter; Hayward Through Wall Skimmer; Intex Automatic Cleaner (Fantastic); K-2006 Test Kit; Start-up 07/30/2015. First Time Pool Owner in SoCal.

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    Re: Intex pump/sand filter combination replacement options

    Look what I found a couple posts below mine...I must remember to search the forum before posting a question...

    Need new pump advice.

    Thanks all...
    Bob (AKA Schnozz)
    12 x 24 x 52 Intex Ultra Frame AGP, 8600 Gal; Pentair 2HP/2SP 150sqft Cartridge Filter; Hayward Through Wall Skimmer; Intex Automatic Cleaner (Fantastic); K-2006 Test Kit; Start-up 07/30/2015. First Time Pool Owner in SoCal.

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