Maybe I shouldn't even be considering a skid pack, if not please tell me. It seems they are cheaper than buying a pump and filter seperately, plus they have that nice base to combine them. I have been searching websites and it seems all of them (looking at cartridge setups) are 100sq' with 1hp, 150sq' with 1.5hp.

Do any of you pump/filter gurus know of any optimized ones with a small efficient pump combined with a large filter?

Thanks in advance.