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    Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Has anyone connected two Intex, or other brand, Pump/Sand Filter combinations (Plumbed separately. Not in parallel or in series, but with completely separate plumbing set ups. Running only one at a time.) My current 1/2 HP pump and sand filter, to circulate the water daily through the skimmer and to mix chemicals while the other a 1 HP I picked up used, will be used to run a robotic cleaner and the handling vacuuming duties.
    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: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    I did with my last pool and intend to do so again. Small intex cartridge filter set from skimmer to solar heater mats to an over the top of the frame return. Waterproof aquarium timer set to run during daylight hours
    Sand filter set up completely separately to actually filter the pool, about an hour a day on the crappy intex timer, will need to change that this summer. Timed to suit my normal dosing / vacuum times in the evening.
    6000 gal, AG vinyl, Intex ultra frame 16ft, 1200 Gallon Sand Filter, DIY Solar, Clear Choice Labs Testing Kit

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    I have two separate pumps/filters with separate plumbing. The main one runs filter, heater and SWG. The secondary one (salvaged from my previous pool) runs my Intex automatic poolcleaner and additional filtering if/when needed.
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Thanks for getting back to me...
    So rather than purchase a 2-speed motor/pump/filter combination unit, you have elected to use a larger single speed motor/pump/filter and a smaller single speed motor/pump/filter with separate plumbing? Was it the initial cost of the 2-speed motor/pump/filter combination or was it more that used the equipment you had available?

    I understand that separate plumbing can complicate installation.
    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: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    In my case, I had the extra pump already from my previous pool and wanted to put it to use. I keep my auto cleaner in the pool at all times and with a remote controlled switch, I can turn it off while swimming, without affecting heat and filtration on the other pump.
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Hi, we are considering doing this as we have a large 16'x32' Intex & the 1/2 hp sand pump that came with it is not doing enough.

    I found the upgraded 1hp 3000 gal replacement motor for $100, but for $200, we can get an whole new setup & hubby wants to hook up both, but not sure if it is doable. This post gives me hope. Could you kindly post some pictures of your setup?

    Also, we have a separate saltwater chlorine generator...any idea on how to make this work?

    Thanks, Toni



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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    I cut some new holes and hardpiped separately
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    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Your setup is freaking amazing...so in love with the deck & underground pump setup. Thanks!



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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    That is an awesome set up!!!
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Thanks, here are a few more pics for inspiration
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    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    That is crazy awesome....thanks for the pics...
    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: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Wow Mikelin, just wow
    6000 gal, AG vinyl, Intex ultra frame 16ft, 1200 Gallon Sand Filter, DIY Solar, Clear Choice Labs Testing Kit

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Wow Mickelin that set up is awesome. I would like to ask before the double filter set up did you notice circulation problems?and second question how's the skimmer hole holding up,I'm so scared to cut my liner but would love to use my second suction for a return instead?
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Thanks Jimmy. No circulation problems, but I think having the auto cleaner in the pool improves circulation. The skimmer is fantastic. Such an improvement over the previous Intex skimmer. Dont think twice about cutting the liner, but make sure you mount it high enough so you dont lose any waterdepth.
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    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Thanks it looks like you cut into the white that attached the liner to the white ribbon?
    A 46 year old man,wife,and twin boys doing the best we can.
    New install of an intex 12x24X2 rectangle set 18 in the ground.
    An intex 3000gph sand filter and an intex 15000 gal swg.9500 gal. Taylor 2005 and Taylor k-1515

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    Re: Dual Intex Pump/Sand Filter set ups

    Yes, thats right. Before I cut it I glued on a large patch for reinforcement.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Intex Ultra Frame 24'x12'x52" (732cm x 366cm) rectangular pool
    Intex SF80220RC (1600 GPH) pump/sandfilter
    Intex SF10220 (1050 GPH) pump/sandfilter driving the
    Intex Automatic Pool Cleaner
    Intex 8220 ECO SWG, Brilix XHP100 9kW heatpump

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