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    looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    dont know which would be better. right now i have the 2000 gal/hr intex which came with my 16x48 ultra frame w/SWG. i am looking at the 4000 gal/hr pump or the .95 HP 2100 gal/hr intex sand filter/pump. any suggestions on which would be the best improvement! thanks
    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: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    Anything that doesn't come with the intex name will serve you well.

    You can look on your local craigslist with the search term pool.

    Or buy a real sand or cartridge filter setup like this one here.
    Cartridge system http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/twm_filter.htm
    Sand system http://www.electricmotorwarehouse.com/t ... filter.htm
    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.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    thanks for the info. i see in your sig that you are using a different brand pump/filter. how did your intex hoses fit your new setup or did you need new ones? also why did you choose sand over filter?
    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: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    Quote Originally Posted by jsf0656
    thanks for the info. i see in your sig that you are using a different brand pump/filter. how did your intex hoses fit your new setup or did you need new ones?
    It's funny you ask.

    I simply just made it work for lack of any better words.

    I used the intex B adapter on the return side to connect my 1.5 hose there and used the inner slip fit piece over the suction fitting on the pool from the 1.25" hose to connect the 1.5" intex hose to the backwash fitting on the pump.

    The pump has too much suction to use the intex B adapter on the suction side, which made the hose collapse.

    Oh yeah, I used hose clamps at every connection point except the plunger valve at the return.

    Believe me, if you find a better pump and filter setup you will definitely find a way to make it work as I have.

    I'm almost embarrassed to post pics of the setup
    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.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    hey, if it works, GREAT! i may go the sand filter route. i want to be able to hook up an above ground pool cleaner and my 2000gal/hr doesnt have the suction. nor is it keeping the pool as clean as i would like. the waterway gets good reviews on amazon!
    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: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    I'm happy with my Waterway pump, always on low speed 24/7 except for cleaning and skimming surface debris.

    Got mine from leisure living for a very good price.
    Here is the link.
    http://www.poolsupplies.com/cgi-bin/com ... Parts.html
    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.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    great, thanks for the info. so you did not have to hard plumb your connections to the pool and just used your flex hoses?
    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: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    Quote Originally Posted by jsf0656
    great, thanks for the info. so you did not have to hard plumb your connections to the pool and just used your flex hoses?
    I only used my intex flex hoses, asking for trouble I know.

    I've been meaning to find the time to rig it up better with pvc, but am having a hard time putting the parts list together.

    It's also difficult to find the time to do the job as well.

    I updated my post with a link above in case you wan to check it out.
    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.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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    Re: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    thanks for the link. i will check them out and thanks for your help!
    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: looking to upgrade pump and filter....but

    I decided to make a quick video to show how I managed to get everything hooked up.

    Might help out quite a few people here.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_GdOc4GrAk
    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.

    Not getting "Pool Stored" = Priceless!!!
    Thank you TFP

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