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    Need help before buying.

    We (wife and I) have been debating over purchasing a pool kit
    Wilbar Iris 15x30x54 $3466 (after shipping, tax)
    Soft-touch injection molded radius resin pearl top rails.
    5.5" steel verticals.
    7" Resin top ledge
    Confer Plastics Pool Ladder
    Pool Skimmer
    Start Up Chemical Kit
    Mystri Gold Pool Liner
    16" Waterway 1Hp Sand Filter System.


    Just the a pool w/o liner, pump etc. Wilbar Barbados 15x30x52 $2645 (after shipping, tax)
    7-1/2" top ledge
    6" uprights

    We are leaning towards the pool only because we can pick out the equipment we want, however if the kit's contents is reasonably good then we would get it instead.

    Needless to say I have a lot of questions.
    I'm leaning towards a cartridge filter over a sand filter because of pore size. Is there a significant difference between them? Would it be just as effective to add DE to a sand filter? Last but not least what size filter do we need? Would these be good choices?

    Hayward SP15922S Power-Flo Matrix Above-Ground Pump 2-Speed
    Hayward S210T Pro Series 21-Inch Top-Mount Pool Sand Filter
    Hayward 175 sq. ft. Star-Clear Plus Cartridge Filter

    Does this pool need a second skimmer?
    No pool yet. Installing a partially buried Swim-n-Play 15 x 30 above ground.

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    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Lynchburg VA

    Re: Need help before buying.

    My pool is IG so I am not comparing apples to apples here but a 2nd skimmer would be nice but I don't think it is really needed in most cases. As far as the filters go, I have always used a sand filter on my pool and added DE to it with great results.
    18x36 Vinyl In-ground w/roman ends 27,400G, Hayward 3/4hp with 300# sand filter. Hayward heat pump heater

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