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Thread: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

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    Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    Purchased this on Amazon last week...http://www.amazon.com/Intex-650-Gall...ex+sand+filter

    Package gets dropped off at my house today. I open the box tonight and find what appears to be this...http://www.amazon.com/Intex-56673EG-...ex+sand+filter

    The owner's manual list the model number as SF20110, which when googled comes up as the 2650 gph pump. So, just wondering if they went away from the two piece sand tank like is shown in the first link to a one piece tank. Has anyone else purchased this recently? This will make emptying/changing sand a pain if they have changed the design.
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    looks like they sent you a 1,600 gph if you read the description future down the page.
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    That's what I thought, but the model # on the box matches the 2650 the tank itself says 100lb capacity. It's just the tank itself looks identicial to the smaller filters.
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    Look at the pump motor, it should have a rating on the plate.
    The sand filter on mine has a mark to fill about midway to reach the 55# sand mass. How far does yours show to fill?
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    I just purchased the same pump and hooked it all up Saturday and mine is the one piece tank also so they must have changed there design. I ordered mine.e from amazon and they couldn't locate the order so they sent another one out well they both came to the house and the tanks are both one piece tanks so I am guessing they changed the design. I was going to keep which ever one was a two piece tank but they were both one piece tanks. I had the 1600 sand filter and you can tell by the size of the tank they are different.I am going to use mine on a 24*48 shark line pool until it quits and then I will look for a more expensive pump unless this one last awhile and then I may use the Intex again. I can say this though the intex 1 horse pump has cleared up my water in just a couple of days. And it has plenty of suction for vacuuming and circulating the water in the pool.
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    I believe the diameter on the 2650 is 16" and the 1600 is 14". You can measure the circumference with a tailors tape measure and divide by pi to get diameter.
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    Thanks for the replys everyone. I measured the circumference and it was 16". I wonder if there is anyway I could still get the two piece filter tank? I'm calling Intex this morning and see what they say.
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    Sounds to me like it is the 2650, but let us know what intex says. I just looked at there webpage for the 2650 and they show both styles in the pictures: http://www.intexcorp.com/index.php/h...s/56671eg.html
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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    Talked with Intex this morning and the customer service rep confirmed that they have changed their 2650 gph sand filter tank to a one piece tank. Didn't say why....I'm guessing their saving money. Any way filter is assembled and running. WOW! I think I can swim against my return flow. Very fine dirt on bottom that i would normally brush up in hopes of the cartridge filter sucking up was already being stirred up without me having to brush. Hopefully worth the $ I've put into it....time will tell.
    Intex Ultra 16x48
    Intex 2650 Sand Filter
    Installed June 2, 2012

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    are you still happy with your 2650 Sand Filter?

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    Re: Intex Sand Filter....has the design changed??

    Absolutley.....a must for intex pools!
    Intex Ultra 16x48
    Intex 2650 Sand Filter
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