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Thread: Pool help -> Liner, Pump etc

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    Pool help -> Liner, Pump etc

    I recently got a doughboy 28foot pool free off craigslist earlier this week. No pump and bad liner(pool retails for 2 grand so I had to get it) I need to know if I actually have to pay a pool place 850 for the liner and 500 for the pump. Wouldnt any decent pump work? I mean a 1/4 or 1/2 HP should do the trick but finding one that can be modified to work yes?

    Also a liner I have found a few on ebay for under 100 bucks do i really need to go pay 850? or would a 28 foot liner work that isnt "ezclip"?
    7,750 gal, 15'x22' oval AG vinyl, Hayward DE2420 filter, Hayward Power-Flo LX SP1580 (SP1540C) pump, 40 gpm, Versa 155C Heater

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    NWMNMom's Avatar
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    Re: Pool help -> Liner, Pump etc

    You may need to check to see if Doughboys require a specific iiner. Some brands do. Even if they do you can get a GOOD liner online from a reputable dealer for $420 and up. I would steer clear of ANY dealer that offers a liner for a pool your size for $100. That is way too low for a 28 ft liner worth putting in and is probably junk or something that could fail. You can use any AG pool pump. There are many at good prices. Good luck
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    Re: Pool help -> Liner, Pump etc

    As Mom said, any liner worth putting in is going to be more than $100 but you can find good deals online for much less than the $850 your PS is quoting. If the $850 is for the liner and installation then that's not such a bad deal.

    If all you're missing is the pump and you have a filter, etc. then a decent 2-speed above ground pump is what I'd recommend. They're probably half of the $500 you were quoted online. Of course if you need the filter too the $500 isn't a bad price for both.

    I highly recommend you go with a 2-speed pump whatever you do.
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    Re: Pool help -> Liner, Pump etc

    I have the filter and all hoses I just need the pump.

    thanks I will look around all I need is something small, I was thinking of using an Intex pump from the easy set series, they pump 1000-1500 gallons per hour, thin this would work? I got a cover and not many trees around so the pool shouldn't get THAT dirty.
    7,750 gal, 15'x22' oval AG vinyl, Hayward DE2420 filter, Hayward Power-Flo LX SP1580 (SP1540C) pump, 40 gpm, Versa 155C Heater

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    Re: Pool help -> Liner, Pump etc

    an intex pump is too small for a 28ft's too small for intex pools.

    minimum 3/4 hp uprated or a 1/2hp fullrated pump is what you are looking for...what kind of filter do you have? Model#, Filter Media (Sand, Cartridge, DE)?

    here is a thread on a cheap pump...some on here have posted about recently...personally not something I would want to purchase, but if you are looking for a cheap may work, but not sure if it is even UL listed...good luck
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