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    New filter/pump for Intex AGP, need reco

    Anyone have something that works nicely or know of something that works well on the Intex Ultra Frame pools?
    All I ever read is about the lack of quality on the Intex units and also how horribly the tiny filters are at doing a decent job so I would like to at least have something lined up and ready to purchase should the need arrive or a good deal comes up.

    I saw a couple Aquaquik 1/2hp and 3/4hp units but the reviews on Amazon were pretty scary.
    I don't mind going sand, I don't mind doing a bigger cartridge. Just looking for something that will last a while and work well and nothing that will overpower my little 5,061 gallon pool.

    I looked at some 2spd pumps as well, figured they might not be a bad idea because it could be reused for a little bit bigger of a pool in a year or two.
    16' x 48" Intex Ultra Frame AGP (5,061gal)
    Intex 1500gph pump/cartridge filter/SWG
    TF100 Test Kit/Aquachek Salt Strips

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    Re: New filter/pump for Intex AGP, need reco

    Although I don't have any experience with it personally, I have decided to get one of the following for my Intex pool. An alternative might be to pick-up a used Hayward sand filter on Craig's List, etc..

    At least this one is brand new, comes with a warranty, and is from a reputable pool supply store that you can actually walk the thing back into if it doesn't work out.

    Good Luck !

    Here ya go:

    http://www.lesliespool.com/browse/Ho...600010/I/42193
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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    Re: New filter/pump for Intex AGP, need reco

    That's the one I checked the Amazon reviews on (http://www.amazon.com/AquaQuik-HP-Po...DateDescending)
    I was pretty interested until I read those, now I think I would rather spend a little more (or the same amount if I could, lol) and get something that isn't going to explode.
    16' x 48" Intex Ultra Frame AGP (5,061gal)
    Intex 1500gph pump/cartridge filter/SWG
    TF100 Test Kit/Aquachek Salt Strips

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    Re: New filter/pump for Intex AGP, need reco

    check ebay item #320415924233 for a combo that would suit you fine, barely, but if it were me and you are fairly sure you will upgrade your pool size down the road, it may be worth it to invest in a little more oversized filter. In general a 1/2hp inground or 3/4hp abg pump should be able to serve most abg pools below say 17K gallons. I went with a 250lb sand filter and a 1/2hp self priming pump ($500 together) for my 24' round and only backwashed once this summer, and that was because we had so much rain in July, so instead of just dumping I backwashed the filter.

    Hope that helps...general rule of thumb is on the pump...keep it as small as possible and the filter the bigger the better
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: New filter/pump for Intex AGP, need reco

    Quote Originally Posted by domoMKIV
    That's the one I checked the Amazon reviews on (http://www.amazon.com/AquaQuik-HP-Po...DateDescending)
    I was pretty interested until I read those, now I think I would rather spend a little more (or the same amount if I could, lol) and get something that isn't going to explode.
    Wow, horrible reviews on Amazon. Guess I'm back to CL and Ebay again
    18'x 52" Intex Ultra Frame AG pool
    7100 gallons
    1600 Intex sand filter
    TF-100 test kit
    BBB method for four seasons
    Former 18' Easy Set owner

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