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    Will this work?

    Hello,

    I have a 15x48 intex pool. I also have a 637 and 603 filter pump from them. From Craigslist I just got a 1hp Hayward pump for $20 an amazing deal.
    Can I use this hayward pump and connect it to the two filter unplugged for this pool. Only use then as filters? Can I convert down the hoses from the pump to the filters?


    I would go from the intake of the pool to the hayward pump then out of that to the input of the intex 603 then out of the 603 to the input of the 637 than out of it to the pool?


    How this makes sense?

    Tony
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    ~26,000 Gallons
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    Re: Will this work?

    Welcome to TFP!

    That won't work very well at all. The smaller filters used in those two pumps will not be able to handle the flow rate from the Hayward pump. The small filters will either break or just not filter very well because of the unexpectedly high flow rates.
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    Re: Will this work?

    thanks for the welcome. so what filter would you suggest I get. Do I have to make the intake and return holes bigger also?
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    Sand Filtration
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    Re: Will this work?

    As a general rule, you want the largest filter you have room for and can afford. Larger filters can go longer between cleanings and filter the water better. Typically a pool like that would have a small sand filter, but if you can afford it something larger would be really nice. You don't need to limit yourself to sand filter, but they do tend to be the least expensive.

    You can get adapters that will allow you to use your existing pool fittings with the new equipment, or you can enlarge the holes and install new fittings.
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    Re: Will this work?

    Thank You so much. I am so glad I found this site. Thanks for your time, I am sure I will have a few if you don't mind.
    Vinyl 18x36 Single Roman End
    ~26,000 Gallons
    Goldline SWG T-15 Cell
    Sand Filtration
    Pool Tool Zinc Anode
    LaMotte Color-Q Pro 11 Test Kit

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    Re: Will this work?

    Would something like this work with the 1hp pump.

    Thanks

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    Goldline SWG T-15 Cell
    Sand Filtration
    Pool Tool Zinc Anode
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    Re: Will this work?

    That would be a good size and it's not a bad price as long as everything is ok. Make sure the laterals and standpipe aren't broken.
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    Re: Will this work?

    Thanks. I just bought a 2 yr old hayward 166T for $120. Not too bad. The pump was $20 and the filter $120. $140 not a bad deal.
    Vinyl 18x36 Single Roman End
    ~26,000 Gallons
    Goldline SWG T-15 Cell
    Sand Filtration
    Pool Tool Zinc Anode
    LaMotte Color-Q Pro 11 Test Kit

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