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Thread: 1st time pool owner need pump advice

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    Join Date
    May 2012
    North Alabama

    1st time pool owner need pump advice

    I just bought a 16X48 Intex ABG. I'm about two days away from getting the foundation done and setting up the new pool!!!! I've been reading alot here and online about pumps. The pump that comes with the pool is a 1000 gph cartridge filter/pump. From what I've read, I believe I need somewhere between 1500 and 2000 gph. Is this correct? Secondly, I'm thinking that cartridge is the way to go for me since it seems to be lower maint than sand or DE. Any and all advice is much appreciated!!

    16X48 Intex 5061 gallon pool
    vinyl liner
    1000 gph pump/filter
    5061 gallon 16X48 Intex AG
    1000 gph cartridge filter/pump
    vinyl liner

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    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Amarillo, Texas

    Re: 1st time pool owner need pump advice

    I don't know how much lower maintenance you can get than a sand filter. Pressure gets too high, you backwash and rinse. Pretty dang simple. Better than scrubbing or soaking cartridges, IMHO.
    18'x48" AG
    Pentair 1 1/2 HP Dynamo Pump
    Sand Dollar Sand Filter w/ Zeobrite
    Lil Shark Vacuum System
    Hard Plumbed

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