Hi, I'm back from last year and about ready to set the pool up.
We have a little intex soft-side, and last year all I did was keep it up with bleach (1000 thanks to this site!). This year I was considering going a little bit bigger, but (and this will be more funny to mommys out there who have "preggo brain" that has lasted a bit longer than expected) the new pool I was considering is 15'x36" and according to my siggy here, the one that is in my shed waiting to be put up is 15'x30", so hardly worth upsizing (although I could have sworn that last year's pool was only about 12' across...).
new pool or no, I need a much bigger pump and filter. The one that came with the pool and I used last year just didn't work. So I'm thinking of a salt water system.
I see on ebay a SWG with 2000gph pump/filter for $279. That much pump is probably overkill for my little pool, yes?
However, to buy it separately, it's $169 for the SWG and then either $45 for a 1000gph pump or $90 for a 1500gph pump.
SO- Do I just buy a bigger filter pump and continue with my bleach routine from last year? Or do I spring for the SWG/Pump and figure I may someday get a bigger pool and need the extra firepower?
*I really have no desire to go over 30-36" because of the ages/sizes of my kids, so a bigger pool is not really something I forsee anytime soon.