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    Need help with pump!!

    Hey Guys and Gals,

    Please forgive me, for I am a noob at pools.. My wife and I purchased a Summer Escapes 18' x 48" pool (with the side skimmer) last year. We didn't want to deal with the chemicals so we purchased a Intex Salt System for it from Leslie's Pool Supply. The pump has given us major problems though!! Currently we have a SFS1000 Filter System with a F1500C Pump. Last year it went out on us and I called to get it replaced. 2 months and 3 wrong parts later, we got the correct pump and had it working again. Today, low and behold, the pump has seized up and died again. I want to switch to a different kind of pump but am not sure what is best or can be attached to my pool. The main thing i'm worried about is how I can connect whatever pump i'm getting to the side skimmer of the Summer Escapes pool. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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    Smithfield, NC
    Summer Escapes 18' x 48" Pool
    Intex 2650 Sand Filter / Salt Water System

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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    The intex 2650 sand filter/pump combo is popular and we've seen very few issues with it.
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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    Thanks Bama.. Do I really need 2600 GPH though?? I was looking more into the 1600 GPH.. is this a "more is better" case??

    Also, I already have an intex SWG hooked to my pool.. that one has a combo and I would be loosing my independent one if I bought it.. I was looking at this one.. what do you think??

    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Krystal-Gal ... +sand+pump
    Smithfield, NC
    Summer Escapes 18' x 48" Pool
    Intex 2650 Sand Filter / Salt Water System

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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    Upsizing a filter is typically not a bad idea.
    11,700 gallon 21' round 54" deep all-resin AGP - June 2012
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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    Hi f150donovan and welcome to TFP!
    I'm sure you could just change out the skimmer box with the Hayward one to have one without the built in **** motor, like the one I used here in my posts that start at the bottom of page 1.
    My 15' X 48" at the time didn't have a skimmer box so I had to cut the pool wall for one. In the end, it was the perfect thing to do.

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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    Thanks for the info! I'm going to order a pump today and set it up.. ill post pictures when its done.. This forum is awesome!!
    Smithfield, NC
    Summer Escapes 18' x 48" Pool
    Intex 2650 Sand Filter / Salt Water System

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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    So I purchased this system:

    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Krystal-Fil ... and+filter

    I got it all set up and it works great!! Only one thing though, when my salt system finishes its work and turns off, the whole pump system turns off. Is this typical?? I would think that the pump would run 24/7. Anyone got any answers??
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    Smithfield, NC
    Summer Escapes 18' x 48" Pool
    Intex 2650 Sand Filter / Salt Water System

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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    And now you know why most of us recommend to get the pump/filter and the SWG separately. With this setup, they both come on together and shut off together. Not the way I would have designed it at all.

    Bob E.

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    Re: Need help with pump!!

    HELP!!!!

    I purchase a Summer Escapes 18x42 pool last summer with the side skimmer. The pump has failed on this pool twice now and I am looking to change it out and put something on it that will work. I read the above posts and looked into different systems referenced, however, I just want to make sure these systems will work for my pool since I have the side skimmer with the rectangle hole in the side of the pool for the filter system.

    Thank you in advance for your help!!!

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