We bought a 18'x48" Ultra Frame pool last year. We are using the filter pump that came with the pool...1500 GPH filter pump. Last year we had problems keeping the chemical levels at the right amount and keeping the pool clean. We run the pump an average of 12 hours a day and test the water every day. It seems like once I get the chemicals amounts right the next day they will be off again. This is costing me a lot of money! Also I would use the vacuum that came with the pool at least every other day to clean the dirt off the bottom of the pool. Someday I could attach the hose and it would start sucking right away....other days not so simple. Some days I would spend a couple hours trying to get it to suck and it never would. Therefore, this year I would like to upgrade my pump. My question is...do I need to get a bigger pump that I use chlorine and other chemicals in or buy a sand filter and pump?? What do you all recommend??
Thanks in advance!