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    Need to buy a filter

    My husband and I are STILL in the process of buying our equipment needed for our new pool and I need someone to direct me to a cartridge filter to go with the pump I have chosen. Our pool is 10600 gallons and it is above ground. I am going with the Pentair Dynamo 3/4 HP 2 speed pump to get the most energy savings and just need to find a cartridge filter that will work with it.
    I was all ready to order one from InYoPools.com last night that was 150 sq.ft. and the sales guy told me that the 3/4 HP pump was not strong enough to push water through that size filter. What??? The model I was looking at was the Sta-Rite Posi-Clear 150sq.ft. filter. He also told me it wouldn't work with that pump because something about the port on the pump was vertical and the intake on the filter was horizontal and you would have to use several elbows to plumb it which would also decrease the flow of water causing it not to be able to push the water through the filter.
    Can someone just give me a name or two of a model of cartridge filter that you KNOW will work with my pump so I can get this thing purchased. I am leaning toward 150 sq. ft. due to finances, although I know a bigger filter would be better. I don't understand why he told me the pump wasn't strong enough. He just kept pointing me to their pump/filter combo systems which had bigger pumps with small filters.
    13' x 25.5' AG Splash Superpool (10,600 Gallons), Pentair Dynamo 3/4 HP 2 speed pump, Sta-Rite Posi-Clear 150 sq. ft. cartridge filter, TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Need to buy a filter

    They like to do that. They make more money if they sell you both and larger than you need. Simple as that.

    That filter will be fine with that pump, and it's fine for your pool. Also don't worry about how many 90's it takes to get the pump discharge to connect to the filter inlet. it won't make enough difference to matter.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Need to buy a filter

    Thanks Dave for settling that for me! I was so frustrated when the guy said they were not compatible. It's so nice to have the knowledge of all you pool people right at my fingertips!!
    13' x 25.5' AG Splash Superpool (10,600 Gallons), Pentair Dynamo 3/4 HP 2 speed pump, Sta-Rite Posi-Clear 150 sq. ft. cartridge filter, TF-100 Test Kit

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