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    Sand Pro vs. Intex

    Hi everyone! Great site, great information!

    New to the board, read the Pool School....whewww! And am getting ready to setup our pool for the 2nd year.

    Last year I was fighting with the generic filter that came with our Summer Escapes, I have to have the summer inflatable until the youngest boys get a little taller, then I plan on upgrading to something more "poolish".

    Anyway, I want to get a sand filter, and have been looking at this one:

    Intex Filter

    And after reading the reviews, it seems to be a nice filter, but then I found this:

    Sand Pro

    So, now I want to know what is the best filter? Intex or SandPro, both of which I'll have to modify to work with the Summer Escapes pool.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
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    Crazykidsdad
    My Crew: Keith, Connor, and Alex
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    AG Summer Escapes 36x12'
    3400 (Approx)
    Generic Pump / Filter

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    Re: Sand Pro vs. Intex

    Welcome to TFP! Someone should have an answer for you soon.

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    Re: Sand Pro vs. Intex

    Welcome to tfp, crazykidsdad

    I have not used the sand pro filter...it looks pretty small with only 38 lbs of sand and no mention of filter area in the link. Doing a little search, I found that this looks like the 4510 with 1.4 sq. ft. of filter area. I am not sure how they do that with so little sand.

    I have used the 1600 gph intex sand filter, it is a 14" filter, and for the price I think it does a great job. It's filter area is only ~1 sq. ft. but has 55 lbs of sand.
    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: Sand Pro vs. Intex

    The Intex sand filters are in use by a very large number of people with lots of positive reviews. Sand Pro is relatively new and unheard of with no feedback yet and no obvious advantages.
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    Re: Sand Pro vs. Intex

    Quote Originally Posted by linen
    Welcome to tfp, crazykidsdad

    I have not used the sand pro filter...it looks pretty small with only 38 lbs of sand and no mention of filter area in the link. Doing a little search, I found that this looks like the 4510 with 1.4 sq. ft. of filter area. I am not sure how they do that with so little sand.

    I have used the 1600 gph intex sand filter, it is a 14" filter, and for the price I think it does a great job. It's filter area is only ~1 sq. ft. but has 55 lbs of sand.
    Thank you for your reply, I think I will stick to the Intex.
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    Crazykidsdad
    My Crew: Keith, Connor, and Alex
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    AG Summer Escapes 36x12'
    3400 (Approx)
    Generic Pump / Filter

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    Re: Sand Pro vs. Intex

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    The Intex sand filters are in use by a very large number of people with lots of positive reviews. Sand Pro is relatively new and unheard of with no feedback yet and no obvious advantages.
    Didn't know that Sand Pro was the new kid on the block, looks like I will be sticking with Intex.

    Thanks!
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    Crazykidsdad
    My Crew: Keith, Connor, and Alex
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    AG Summer Escapes 36x12'
    3400 (Approx)
    Generic Pump / Filter

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    Re: Sand Pro vs. Intex

    I just purchased the SandPro 75. Haven't hooked it up yet tho. Just figured to let you know that the little one isn't the only one. The 75 holds 76 lbs of sand. I don't have the stats with me right now. (At McD's with grandauhter). I'll see what I can find when I get home. You can google it and get info on it. They have a brochure and I believe the manual at their website.

    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
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    Re: Sand Pro vs. Intex

    http://www.game-group.com/products/m...r-system-34hp/
    This is the link to G.A.M.E. SandPro 75. This page gives details an there are 2 links at the bottom for manuals.

    Angie M.
    AG, 26' x 52" Intex Ultra Frame, vinyl, 14667 gal. And LOVING it!!! Hayward S15922S 1HP, 2SP pump and Hayward S220T Sand Filter. Hard plumbed with PVC, added second return, intex SWG, Hydro Pool widemouth skimmer. Set up in May 2012!
    N.E. Florida. TF100 - Best investment EVER! (Well, for the pool anyway)

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