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    Opinions on 2 pools

    I have narrrowed my list to two pools:

    The CAMEO from the pool factory:

    http://www.poolfactoryonline.com/pool-s ... 7QodyzUt0Q

    Or BARBADOS from bestbuypoolsupply:

    http://www.bestbuypoolsupply.com/barbados-1833.html

    To me, the CAMEO looks like a better deal (comes with liner and skimmer also) and the craftsmanship is comparable. They both have 6" uprights and 7" toprails (although the CAMEO is listed at 7.5"). They both use the Krystal Kote for the ledges. All opinions and advice will be appreciated. I am too excited. It has taken a lot of work just to get it down to these two. I will also be running a 1 1/2 pentair 2-speed with a 250# sand filter. And I already have purchased my slide
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    Or, if you know something else comparable in that price range, feel free to mention that as well. Thanks again.
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    Welcome to tfp, jrh

    Have you already bought your pump? I would think a 1 hp 2 speed would be a better fit for that pool volume (I get ~18K gallons) and that filter.

    I have no experience with either of those pools. One thought though, if you are thinking about a swcg (salt water chlorine generator) you may want to go with a pool with resin top ledges, etc.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    I have not ordered the pump, but could not find a 1 HP (2 speed)
    Pump with that size filter. All of the filter sizes were too small. And buying them
    Separate was a lot more money. I would only use the 1 1/2 HP
    For. Vacumming and backwashing and if I ever got solar power. Do
    You know of any 1 HP 2 speed pumps with an appropriately sized
    Filter?
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    Thanks for the welcome. I was going to go
    The BBB method with an auto pump for liquid bleach and
    A touch of salt to keep the eye sting down.
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    Quote Originally Posted by jrh1010
    I have not ordered the pump, but could not find a 1 HP (2 speed)
    Pump with that size filter. All of the filter sizes were too small. And buying them
    Separate was a lot more money. I would only use the 1 1/2 HP
    For. Vacumming and backwashing and if I ever got solar power. Do
    You know of any 1 HP 2 speed pumps with an appropriately sized
    Filter?
    Yes, unfortunately those skid packs typically have an undersized filter and oversized pumps. Also, it is unusual for skid packs to include a 2-speed pump, where did you find it and how much is it?
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    I have it written down at the office. I think it
    Was pool supply world and it is $500.
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    Swimmingpooletc.com for $509. I saw it one
    Other place as well.
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    AND : ) both are wilbar pools. Knowing that,
    I think the cameo is the way to go.

    Linen, what do you think about that pump? Do you
    Know of a way ( showing my ignorance here)
    That I can get a 1 HP 2-speed to go with that filter? Do they
    Make a base I can buy to put them together?
    33' Seaspray Aegean II - 6' Deep End
    28K Gallons
    2" Hard Pipe Plumbing
    Hayward S244T 300 lb. Sand Filter
    1 HP - 2 speed - Powerflo Matrix Pump

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    Quote Originally Posted by jrh1010
    Linen, what do you think about that pump? Do you
    Know of a way ( showing my ignorance here)
    That I can get a 1 HP 2-speed to go with that filter? Do they
    Make a base I can buy to put them together?
    Most people put the pump down on the equipment pad when they do not have combined filter and pump base. The equipment pad can be a simple as some patio blocks, etc. I would guess you will not be able to get the 1 hp with the bigger filter in a skid pack since I am assuming those are put together by the manufacturer...maybe I am wrong...you could give the stores your looking at a call or email and see if they can substitute.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Opinions on 2 pools

    My new pool came from Poolfactoryonline.com and the experience of dealing with them was excellent. I placed several calls before ordering, the people I spoke with were helpful and patient with all questions. The cameo pool is the same one that the local pool store wanted 3 times the price for. The only negative thing that I have to say was their choice freight carriers, the pool left their warehouse via a truck line named Direct Coast to Coast, was transfered to Averitt Express in Chicago, then transfered to R&L in Louisville. R&L moved the pool to another company, Towne Air Freight for pick-up at the terminal. The termnal p/u was my choice. Really, four freight companies involved in this shipment! I know that the people at Poolfactoryonline have little controll over this as freight companies rarely move a truck with less than a full load. The time in transit was eleven days, and at times no-one could track the the shipment. Al, Tom and Mercedes at pool factory were wonderful to deal with, if there was a local pool store that was half as good to deal with they would make a fortune as I rate all of the local pool stores right below the buy here pay here used car dealers. Check www.mypoolwarranty.com and you will find all of the Wilbar manufactured pools, several of the pools are shared across different brands with only the name of the pool changed.

    Good luck and happy swimming,
    Eric
    27' x 54" Cameo by Backyard Leisure (Wilbar) 17,200 gallon
    Hayward S180T filter with a 1.5hp pump
    Zodiac Barracuda Ranger vacuum
    GLI fencing around top rail
    All piping hard piped (that is what I do far a living!)
    six 2'x20' solar panels

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