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    New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    I have a 48 x 24 ft above ground pool, approx. 28,000 gallons. I want to get a new sand filter and pump and don't know what is best, keeping cost in mind. I currently have a hayward pump and filter that are definately too small (were from a 24' round). What do you suggest?

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    Re: New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    Many times pools are sold with oversized pumps and undersized filters. You probably want to consider something like a 27 or 30-31 inch filter and a 1HP. If you live someplace with high electricity rates, you may want to consider a 2-speed or variable speed pump. Inground equipment will work fine for your pool, and tends to be better quality.

    Do you have a cleaner or SWCG that might affect your pump needs?
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    Re: New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    Thank you for your help. I did make a typo and the length of my pool is 42 ft. Would that make a difference on your suggestions?

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    Re: New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by denmark85
    Thank you for your help. I did make a typo and the length of my pool is 42 ft. Would that make a difference on your suggestions?
    No, I based it on gallons.
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    Re: New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    I have a Polaris that I use about once a week and I'm not sure what a SWCG is.

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by denmark85
    I have a Polaris that I use about once a week and I'm not sure what a SWCG is.

    Thank you for your help.
    Which Polaris? Does it run off a booster or from the pump? Is it suction side or pressure side?
    SWCG = Salt Water Chlorine Generator - an alternate way of giving your pool chlorine. The reason he asked is that you need the pump on while the SWCG is running.
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    Re: New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    Polaris 165, as for chlorine, they're the 3" tabs in containers that float around in the pool.

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    Re: New sand filter and pump, what is best?

    Quote Originally Posted by denmark85
    Polaris 165, as for chlorine, they're the 3" tabs in containers that float around in the pool.
    Polaris 165 is primarily for in-ground pools - I don't know why they say that and the 65 is for AGP. My suspicion is there is something in the pump requirements that is related. I'm afraid I don't know.
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