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Thread: Sand filter plus cartridge filter

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    May 2012
    Las Vegas

    Sand filter plus cartridge filter

    I would like to pick the brains of the experts.
    I just purchased the Intex 16'x48" ultra frame pool.
    I have a Hayward C550 cartridge filter canister.
    I am looking at purchasing the Intex 2650GPH sand filter.
    I was thinking of connecting the Haward filter behind the sand filter.
    would this idea create to much back pressure on the .75 horsepower motor.
    I know this is over kill, but the Intex sand filter is less expensive than a new pump.
    Any input would be great full.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Sand filter plus cartridge filter

    Welcome to TFP!

    That would more or less work, though it would be less efficient and more maintenance than using only a single filter.
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    racerboy6996's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Albemarle, NC

    Re: Sand filter plus cartridge filter

    I had that same pool with the intex 2650
    That filter is perfect for that size pool
    Intex 16ftx32ftx52in rectangular / Hayward 2 speed pump / Hayward 21in sand filter / Intex SWG / still saying solar panels coming next year

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    Mendota Heights, MN

    Re: Sand filter plus cartridge filter

    Take a look on craigslist for a pump, you might find a good pump for less than you think!
    Intex Ultra 18' x 52" AG 6,981 Gal.
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