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Thread: How close do pump and SWG rates have to match?

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    How close do pump and SWG rates have to match?

    Finally made the plunge in to the Intex metal frame world recently. I'm intending to add a sand filter and SWG to the 16' x 48" before next season.

    For the SWG, I think I've settled on Intex #54601, rated at 1650gph. For the filter, #56673 matches this flow pretty well at 1600 gph. For not much more money, I could get #56671 with nearly 2X the media. Is a 2650 gph pump too much for the 1650 gph SWG?

    Thanks.

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    Re: How close do pump and SWG rates have to match?

    The 2650 pump should work fine with the 1650 swg.
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    Re: How close do pump and SWG rates have to match?

    I'm with Bama, you shouldn't have any issues.

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    Re: How close do pump and SWG rates have to match?

    Very good. Thanks for the quick responses.

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    Re: How close do pump and SWG rates have to match?

    I know you have gotten an answer to your question, but I thought I would mention low flowrates are usually the issue with swg's...not high flow rates. For example, I was running the swg you mention with the intex 637R catridge/pump which is rated at 1000 gph. It worked fine with this pump when the cartridge was clean, but usually didn't work when the cartridge was slightly dirty due to the lower flow.

    The intex swg will have no problem with either of the sand filter your mentioned.
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    Re: How close do pump and SWG rates have to match?

    I agree with the posts above. I can assure you they are quite compatible. I read somewhere on this forum today that the 2650 is currently priced only $30 more than the 1600. The 1600 is a fine system. But for $30 more the 2650 is a far better deal.
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