Just got my new Hayward DE Filter pump kit today from http://www.poolsuppliessuperstore.com cost me a little over $500 but to me it is well worth it. I have a intex 16'x 48" for the past 3 years but it was rusting and needs replaced so the wife just went and bought a intex 18'x48" for next year(clearance price). I told her we needed a real pump and filter system I wasn't going to go through trying to clean the pool with the toy pump intex supplies. 3 summers was enough to know what is needed!
So I splurged with a DE system and hooked it up to our 16'x48" intex pool
Anyways the filter kit came with everything, except the DE that is
Stand for pump and filter,
EC40 Filter System,
1 HP Hawyard Power Flo Matrix pump,
(2) 1-1/4 Hoses
(2) 1-1/4 male thread to 1-1/4 male slip on. One goes to the pump the other out of the DE filter,
1 shutoff ball valve to be inline with the inlet to the pump.
(4) clamps for the hoses
Took off the Intex toy pump hoses from the intex shut off valves, slipped on the hayward hoses going to pump and from DE filter
primed pump started pump and added 4lbs of DE through the skimmer for pre coat.
It was that simple, very impressed! I know the pump and filter system cost $100 more than the clearance 18'x48 intex pool but to me it is well worth the investment.
I'm actually vacuuming the pool now in the pouring rain! hey got a new toy, got to play!