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    New Hayward S180T - Too much for Intex 18'x52" AGP

    Just getting going with some equipment upgrades, and didn't want to get an undersized setup in hopes of putting up a bigger pool next year, 24x54. Right now this filter will be on an Intex Ultra Frame 18'x52". Does anybody know if the over the wall skimmer will provide enough water to the pump? I don't really want to hack a hole in the side for a skimmer since the pool is perfectly fine for someone to put up next year.
    AGP 8600 Gal Intex Ultra Frame 18x52
    Hayward S180T Sand Filter

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    Re: New Hayward S180T - Too much for Intex 18'x52" AGP

    Welcome to tfp, fraxturepoint

    The S180T at 1.74 sq. ft is not too big for the your current pool which is about 7300 gallons...we would recommend a minimum of 1.4 sq. ft sand filter for that pool. However the 24X54 pool is 13500 gallons, and for that pool we would recommend a minimum of 2.5 sq. ft sand filter.

    Generally, you can't go too big on the filter (as long as your pump has enough flow rate to backwash it)...so I would go bigger than the S180T if you are fairly certain you will upgrade.
    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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    Re: New Hayward S180T - Too much for Intex 18'x52" AGP

    If you made the assumption the the skimmer and return fittings would go with the pool next year, you cannot really go wrong with "too much" filter. It simply means it will move more water and the filter will last longer between cleanings. I would assume you would be fine with a small skimmer on the Intex but a wide mouth on the steel wall. Return fittings are inexpensive.
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    Re: New Hayward S180T - Too much for Intex 18'x52" AGP

    In comparison to the Intex, my main concern is pulling a vortex in the little bucket and sucking air down. The Intex actually starts to create a small vortex, but it doesn't pull air down. Ideally, I'll try to sell the pump, and give the pool away next year as I would prefer to go a little more all out with a SWG system and big filter. Just wasn't cost effective this year.
    AGP 8600 Gal Intex Ultra Frame 18x52
    Hayward S180T Sand Filter

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    Re: New Hayward S180T - Too much for Intex 18'x52" AGP

    Get a larger pump and filter, add the skimmer and larger return and you should not have a vortex issue, especially if you keep a basket in your skimmer to prevent a vortex from forming.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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