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Thread: Intex sand filter, energy efficiency, KWH draw

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    Intex sand filter, energy efficiency, KWH draw

    I like to break the costs of things down and know how much activities cost. I recently hooked up the 1\2 hp Intex 1600gph filter. I ran the first hour on a kill-a-watt and saw it drew .35 kWh.

    Anybody out there with the 1 hp 2650 gph intex sand with a kill-a-watt? I would like to compare the kWh draw of the two. Thanks.
    3500 gallon 14x42 Intex Ultra Frame
    1/2 HP Intex 1600 sand filter/pump - Intex SWCG
    Two 4x20 Fafco solar panels.
    Taylor K-2006
    Marquis spirit hot tub - Grill Dome ceramic grill/smoker

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    Re: Intex sand filter, energy efficiency, KWH draw

    ~600W draw.
    Intex 15x36 Easy Set (2,800 g.)
    Intex 16" 2650 gph sand filter/pump combo & SWCG
    Intex 800 gph filter just for the surface skimmer

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    Re: Intex sand filter, energy efficiency, KWH draw

    So the 1 HP 2650 draws 600 watts while the 1/2 HP 1600 draws 300 watts. For a larger pool to me it looks like 2 of the 1600gph filters would be a better deal ( especially when on sale for $70 ). You could plumb them to thru wall skimers have one regular return and one arerator. The two filters would provide 110 lbs of sand filter medium with 3000 gph or so flow.
    3500 gallon 14x42 Intex Ultra Frame
    1/2 HP Intex 1600 sand filter/pump - Intex SWCG
    Two 4x20 Fafco solar panels.
    Taylor K-2006
    Marquis spirit hot tub - Grill Dome ceramic grill/smoker

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    Re: Intex sand filter, energy efficiency, KWH draw

    Where are they on sale for $70?
    Intex 15ft x 48" inch metal frame pool, filled with well water, 637 pump (1000gph)

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    Re: Intex sand filter, energy efficiency, KWH draw

    A couple weeks ago the sand filter was bundled with the swcg for $130 at walmart. About $70 each. I hope to see that again someday.
    3500 gallon 14x42 Intex Ultra Frame
    1/2 HP Intex 1600 sand filter/pump - Intex SWCG
    Two 4x20 Fafco solar panels.
    Taylor K-2006
    Marquis spirit hot tub - Grill Dome ceramic grill/smoker

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