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Thread: Pump question for an AGP Intex 18'

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    Pump question for an AGP Intex 18'

    I want to redo the plumbing on my pool because it drives me nuts that none of the hoses are a standard size and parts are hard to come by in my neck of the woods. So my question is, would it be possible to use a sump pump as the pool pump. I would filter in a separate chamber before the water passed through the pump. I thought I would ask here before spending time and money for something that was doomed from the start.



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    Re: Pump question for an AGP Intex 18'

    A sump pump is probably not going to provide good circulation. They're designed to move a lot of water but under low head conditions. You're better off looking at some of the Intex threads and what people have done with them.
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    Re: Pump question for an AGP Intex 18'

    Sump pumps typically have oil filled/encased motors. If/when the seal goes, it will then fill your pool with oil. Happened to one member here this summer already (sump pump on a home made solar coil). If you ever were to want to use one (solar coil perhaps) make sure the motor is not oil filled.
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