Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Above ground filter for in ground pool?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Above ground filter for in ground pool?

    I have a very small in ground pool, about 15,000 gallons and approximately 12x24. I recently converted to saltwater (with a Jandy product), and I have a cartridge filter (which I hate, if it gets the slightest bit clogged it makes the satwater mechanism turn off). I always planned on switching to a DE Filter (although I plan to use an environmentally friendly chemical subsitute), but my pool guy talked me out of it. Big mistake! My question is, because my pool is so small, can I use an above ground DE filter like the Hayward EC50? Any and all help is welcomed!

  2. Back To Top    #2
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Above ground filter for in ground pool?

    Welcome to tfp, kelliejo1211

    The filter does not care if the pool is above ground or in ground...pumps on the other hand are affected by pool type/pump elevation to pool elevation.

    What cartridge filter do you have?
    What pump do you have?

    It maybe that your pump is oversized for your filter, or your filter may be undersized for your pool.
    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.

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Re: Above ground filter for in ground pool?

    I have a Hayward pump model c48k2n143b and my filter is a Hayward c751, any thoughts. I just think my cartridge filter is too slow at cleaning, I'm definitely switching to a de filter I just don't know what model to get, thanks again!

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Above ground filter for in ground pool?

    Your biggest problem is that your filter is too small for your pump. The EC-50 will be even worse than the C750. An EC-75 might work but even it is on the small side.

    A good DE filter for you would be in the 48 to 60 sqft size.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts