I have searched from end to end on this forum, and have not found a post that matches my situation. I have been using the Intex saltwater pump chlorinator and filter combo for about 3 years, on an Intex 15' x 48" metal frame pool. I would like to employ a sand filter this year, but do not want to give up the combo unit for chlorine generation, since it is still functional. Does anybody have any experience with disconnecting the pump and paper filter unit from the system, and tieing in a sand filter?
My reasoning is that I would like to run the sand filter periodically over the course of the day, connected to a timer, and having the saltwater generator set for a specific time to match with one of the sand filter pump cycles. I have previously used a 1/2 HP water pump pool, farm, pond, biodiesel motor from Harbor Freight, to run the pool skimmer. It has worked ok, but has also been a pain in the keister as well, hence my desire to consolidate.
hopefully this will generate some dialogue, and I can get on with my re-engineering project in time for swimming season that is just around the corner, in Houston.