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Thread: want to replace junk Intex pump/filter with a Sand Filter

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    want to replace junk Intex pump/filter with a Sand Filter

    I've got a 15' x 4' (5300 gal) intex pool and want to get rid of the junk filter that came with the pool. The pool ever stayed clean last year and want to get a sand filter. I've been looking at the Intex sand filters, but I've been seeing some Hayward filter systems for about the same price range, $250. Anyone got any suggestions?
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    Keith

    Intex 15' x 48" AGP (5300 gallons)
    Intex 2,100-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
    Central Mo

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    Re: want to replace junk Intex pump/filter with a Sand Filte

    A larger filter is better, and usually costs more, so you need to decide what it is worth to you.
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    Re: want to replace junk Intex pump/filter with a Sand Filte

    A larger filter like what?
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    Keith

    Intex 15' x 48" AGP (5300 gallons)
    Intex 2,100-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
    Central Mo

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    Re: want to replace junk Intex pump/filter with a Sand Filte

    It all depends on what you want to spend. For example, this would be a very nice, fairly high end, system for your pool. For something less expensive, perhaps this one. And there are many things similar to and in-between those two.

    Larger filters go longer between cleaning/backwashing and tend to filter better as well.
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    Re: want to replace junk Intex pump/filter with a Sand Filte

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    It all depends on what you want to spend.
    probably not much more than $250.

    The intex filter is 2100 GPH.

    The Hayward is 1800 GPH
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    Keith

    Intex 15' x 48" AGP (5300 gallons)
    Intex 2,100-Gallon Sand Filter Pump
    Central Mo

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