Hi there! I am getting ready to order my first pool.....it's either going to be the Intex Ultra Frame 18x48 or 18x52. I guess first off, does anyone have any suggestions? The 18x52 is about $100 more....is that extra 4 inches worth $100?
My real question is regarding a sand filter/pump. Obviously I've read the included pumps are ****, so I'm going to upgrade but I'm not sure what to choose. I also want to get the saltwater system. I've seen on amazon the SW system is about $200, and then sand filter/pumps are about 170-200. Now there is an Intex 56681EG combo that is both the filter/pump and SW system.....any reviews on that? Otherwise I'm kinda stuck between 2650 and the 1600. I've read conflicting reports saying that the 1600 is just fine and that the 2650 just wastes electricity. But then I read the size of the sand filter on the 2650 is well worth the extra $40 compared to the 1600.
Does anyone have any input or actual reviews? Basically I have two certains......I want the SW system and a sand filter/pump, and my pool will be 18' in diameter (and then either 48" or 52" deep).
Thanks everyone for your help!!!! LOVE this site!
Ps. I do plan to hard plum whatever I get (including the "in the wall skimmer"), so if that factors into which of those I choose please let me know! Thanks!