I currently have a 12' x 24' x 54" AGP which according to the pool calculator holds 8600 gallons. I have the intex pump/filter combo that came with the pool which I have had problems with. They are sending me a replacement under warranty, but I am not expecting it to last all that long either, so I would like to have a plan for when this one gives out.
A friend of mine has a Hayward Power Flo LX pump which I believe is very old; it is model SP1515Z-1-ES and it is 1.5 hp. I was thinking about buying her pump, but after doing some research I think it is way to big for my pool. I am leaning towards a sand filter because I am quite tired of shelling out $10 for each replacement cartridge for the intex filter. I would like something reliable and reasonably priced. So if you were me, which filter/pump would you get?