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    Could this pump work for Intex 15x48?

    I found this pump and hot tub heater on craigslist last night. I am going near this area today and for $20... if it would work for us I'm going to pick it up.

    It is actually 110v, 3/4 hp, 3400 rpm. He just left a message with details.

    I know this is a hot tub heater, but could it possibly be used to heat the pool some? Our pool is cold!

    I also know I'd need a sand filter to go with it. Dad has one, I might revisit that if it's not too huge. It holds 200# of sand he said.

    Or I'll keep my eye out for a used sand filter on CL. There is one with a pump right now for $75 but if I can get a $10 pump today that works... I'm so doing that instead.

    Thoughts?

    http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/hsh/2474792906.html


    edit: pump is actually 3450 rpm. The guy says it might not work for a sand filter. I have to leave in about an hour to go get kids from camp and will be stopping by to see the pump on the way back. TIA for any advice.
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    Re: Could this pump work for Intex 15x48?

    BUMP

    I'm taking off shortly. Anyone?
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: Could this pump work for Intex 15x48?

    If it is really only 3/4 HP, you can use it on an Intex with the correct fittings. It will be a bit much, but should work alright as long as whatever filter you are using can handle the higher flow rate.

    The heater will work, but it isn't a good idea. Pools need really dramatic amounts of heat, way more than a spa, and a resistance heater like that will either be no where remotely near enough heat or drink down electricity like there was no tomorrow, depending on what size it actually is.
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    Re: Could this pump work for Intex 15x48?

    Ty Jason. Was a missed connection today with the dude but I'm going to try again tomorrow.

    Dad may want the heater.
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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