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    Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    I currently have the intex 2500 on a 16x48 ultra frame and it does a great job with lots of pressure ... but it is really loud.

    I was curious if there were any real reviews of the Intex sand filter http://www.amazon.com/Intex-100-Gall...5967740&sr=1-1

    Anyone actually using one of these? I see them for about $200 on amazon.

    Another link from youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqXPt...layer_embedded

    Thanks
    In Ground gunite pool
    26,700 gallons, Hayward Super 2 pump, Hayward booster pump
    Hayward Super 2 fall/ fountain pump
    Cartridge filter, Polaris 280 pool cleaner

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    No idea on this one but I can tell you what I did for my 18' Intex was to get a used Sand filter and pump from craigslist. I got a Hayward 180T and 1HP pump for $100. Worked great.

    I recently sold the same filter and pump on craigslist about 18 months later for $105.

    This worked very well for my 18' metal frame Intex until I got rid of this year in favor of the 27' steel wall pool that is being put in today at my house.

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    If that Intex sand filter has a motor like any of the others they make I would avoid it, they're not known for lasting very long.

    I would also try looking on craigslist, I found my filter for $75 and had to buy a pump separately but I still came out ahead.

    I usually use the search term "pool" when looking for pool stuff on c-list as it gives me the most results.
    Intex 15' X 48" metal frame pool
    Waterway Supreme 1hp 2 Speed pump
    Hayward X-Stream 150 Sq. Ft. Cartridge Filter
    2-2'x20' Sungrabber Solar Panels hooked up in parallel on a Goldline GL-235 controller.

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    When looking for something on CL I use:
    http://www.searchtempest.com/
    searches a larger area and if you are willing to drive a bit you sometimes can get a great deal.
    Mike
    Intex Ultra 18' x 52" AG 6,981 Gal.
    3 - 2'x20' solar panels
    Hayward XStream 1500 Cart Filter
    Hayward 1-1/2 HP 2-speed Superpump
    Aquabot Pool Rover
    2-Softub 300 hot tubs (yup just got one for the lake)
    TF Test Kit Doing the BBB for 7 years
    Medota Heights,Minnesota

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    I will keep watching craigslist for a real filter, and hold off on this one i guess.

    @mcoonan - with your 3 2x20 solar setup how much temp rise can you get in a day? I ask because my 16x48 is similar in size and you are also in the north (michigan here) ... just running my 3 2x20 panel (sun heater) for the first time today (overcast today and rain for most of the week btw )

    thanks
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    Hayward Super 2 fall/ fountain pump
    Cartridge filter, Polaris 280 pool cleaner

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    Quote Originally Posted by dannypool
    I will keep watching craigslist for a real filter, and hold off on this one i guess.

    @mcoonan - with your 3 2x20 solar setup how much temp rise can you get in a day? I ask because my 16x48 is similar in size and you are also in the north (michigan here) ... just running my 3 2x20 panel (sun heater) for the first time today (overcast today and rain for most of the week btw )

    thanks
    Mine run from 7am till 7pm. Last summer I got about a 10 -14 degree rise on a daily basis. Right now they are disconected because of a new roof installed and just have not gotten to them. The Honey Do list keeps on getting longer and longer! LOL
    Mike
    Intex Ultra 18' x 52" AG 6,981 Gal.
    3 - 2'x20' solar panels
    Hayward XStream 1500 Cart Filter
    Hayward 1-1/2 HP 2-speed Superpump
    Aquabot Pool Rover
    2-Softub 300 hot tubs (yup just got one for the lake)
    TF Test Kit Doing the BBB for 7 years
    Medota Heights,Minnesota

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    I have it and am very pleased with it. It's not very loud and it does a more than adequate job of filtering and moving water.
    Intex Easy Set 18' x 48" AGP - 5,500 gals.
    Intex 2,100 gph Zeobrite filter w/.95 hp pump
    Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System (w/copper ionizer)

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    i'm in the process of setting up my intex sand filter to replace my 2000 gal pump. i should have it done mon or tues. i will post pics and my impressions of it when i get it up and running. feels like a quality piece. i went with it because of the easy connections to my existing intex equip.
    18x52'' intex AGP, 6981 gal, 2650 intex sand filter,
    thru wall skimmer, SWG, 52'' 20G overlap liner, intex pool light

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    I just got mine put in friday and all i can say is wow!! it moves what seems to be 10 times as much water than my 1500 that came with pool. Now I need to find a cheap vacuum
    Intex Easy set 18x48 pool
    Intex Sand Filter
    Intex SWG system
    TF100 test kit

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    Thanks for the feedback. I actually ended up buying a cartridge filter used on craigslist. It was $100, and I can't believe how much better of a job it does compared to my intex 2500 (which I thought did a great job). When I connected it (1 1/2" so connection was easy) I blew the return eye into the pool ... Guess it was a little loose . Working great now.

    Glad it sounds like the filters are working well.
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    Hayward Super 2 fall/ fountain pump
    Cartridge filter, Polaris 280 pool cleaner

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    Dannypool,
    Now start looking for the solar panels. I think that I may have to adjust mine a bit, 93 degrees @ 10:00 PM last night is a little to warm for my taste. But the better half really liked it. LOL
    Mike
    Intex Ultra 18' x 52" AG 6,981 Gal.
    3 - 2'x20' solar panels
    Hayward XStream 1500 Cart Filter
    Hayward 1-1/2 HP 2-speed Superpump
    Aquabot Pool Rover
    2-Softub 300 hot tubs (yup just got one for the lake)
    TF Test Kit Doing the BBB for 7 years
    Medota Heights,Minnesota

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyKRS
    I have it and am very pleased with it. It's not very loud and it does a more than adequate job of filtering and moving water.
    i will echo those comments. very pleased with mine also! i have pics on the intex thread in above ground pool section.
    18x52'' intex AGP, 6981 gal, 2650 intex sand filter,
    thru wall skimmer, SWG, 52'' 20G overlap liner, intex pool light

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    Quote Originally Posted by GCS
    No idea on this one but I can tell you what I did for my 18' Intex was to get a used Sand filter and pump from craigslist. I got a Hayward 180T and 1HP pump for $100. Worked great.

    I recently sold the same filter and pump on craigslist about 18 months later for $105.

    This worked very well for my 18' metal frame Intex until I got rid of this year in favor of the 27' steel wall pool that is being put in today at my house.

    Greg
    Greg, when you put the Hayward on the 18' Intex, was it plug and play, or did you have to do something to modify the connections to have it work on the intex fittings? Thanks.
    POOL: Intex ultra new in 2014 (32 x 16 x 52) (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam insulation sheets - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer; I add salt for feel. EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu) Climate/Location: Eastern Nebraska

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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    I have it and it is an excellent filter does a great job of keeping the pool clean they have a 2 year warranty and are well built i have friends that have used them for several years with no complaints.
    Steve Frakes
    15' X 48'' Intex Metal Frame
    Intex Sand Filter 16'' 2650 GPH
    Taylor K-2006 Test Kit
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    Re: Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

    The link to Amazon shows 46 people gave it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Considering most other Intex products on Amazon are not well received, I'd say that speaks well about the sand filter/pump.

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