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Thread: Upgrade????? Sand or swg

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    Upgrade????? Sand or swg

    Hi yall i have a New pool , 20x48 steel frame, w a stock skimmer filter thing pump sfs1000, 1075 gph ..week into it and it's clear I need to upgrade quick, It falls far from circulating anything , I don't need whitecaps but general visual movement wouldbe great
    Advice,
    1. My pool is made by polygroup / pro series pool, does intex products work with my type

    2. How big HP would anyone recommend,
    I've seen the Hayward pumps in 14,16,18,21,and so on..

    3. Bad well water issues, would swg or sand or de bea better fit

    4. Conversion kits, skimmer basket and hose sizes ??

    Hints and precautions welcome
    22x52 pro series steel frame new 2013 /10.5k / Intex Sand filter (new) 3000gph /1hp /well water/ tf100 kit w BBB method

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    Re: Upgrade????? Sand or swg

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowawaterbabies
    1. My pool is made by polygroup / pro series pool, does intex products work with my type
    Not sure of your brands fittings, but I have never plumbing that can't be adapted.

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowawaterbabies
    2. How big HP would anyone recommend,
    I've seen the Hayward pumps in 14,16,18,21,and so on.. ]'quote]You do not want a big pump, a 3/4 hp max...you may want to consider a 2 speed. As for filters, for sand you would want >1.5 sq. ft, for a cartridge filter you would want >120 sq. ft, and for a DE filter you would want >22 sq. ft. (some would say 11 is enough though).

    Quote Originally Posted by Iowawaterbabies
    3. Bad well water issues, would swg or sand or de bea better fit
    Cartridge might be the best fit since you do not backwash that type of filter. SWG (salt water chlorine generator) is not a filter, but a way of getting chlorine in your pool automatically. SWG's work with all filter types.
    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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