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    filter for walmart pool

    Trying to help out friends with an algae issue. Big problem is the filtering system. They have approx 5, 550 gal pool, and the filter is one that uses the disposable filters that slip into the compartment. Vacuuming consists of attaching the garden hose to the small vacuum head and then whatever is vacuumed up goes into a small filtering sack attached to the outside of the vacuum head. Nothing goes into the filter during this process. They weren't able to get anything vacuumed up since everything seemed to go right into the cloth net and back into the pool. We did add a pantyhose liner to the bag to get small er particles, and that helped some...

    Here's the question...they know they need a better filtering system that the small one they have. But is there anything out there that can be fitted to work with their pool? ... l/19336122

    If not, what can be done to help it filter better? She has been rinsing the filter itself every hour while it's trying to clear the 'green'....

    Also, I convinced her to dump bleach in, instead of using the granules...the bleach won't hurt this type of pool though, will it???!
    22,500 gal A.G., vinyl, sta rite cristal sand filter & pump (1.5 h.p.), BBB method

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: filter for walmart pool

    Many people have added a sand filter to that pool. For the price the intex sand filters are pretty good. Either the 1600 or 2650 sand filters would good choices for that pool. If you can get the 2650 for not much more than the 1600 go with that, it has more vacuuming power.
    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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