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Thread: Which pool filter to buy, sand or saltwater??

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    Which pool filter to buy, sand or saltwater??

    Looking to upgrade my pool filter, I have an above ground intex round metal frame pool 15ft across. I am trying to decide between a Intex 56673EG 14-Inch Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump, 110-120 Volt with GFCI or the Intex 54601EG Krystal Clear Saltwater System.. anyone have any ideas on what works best?? I am leaning towards the saltwater system I think, it sounds like I may save money on chemicals? What does everyone think? Thanks!!

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Which pool filter to buy, sand or saltwater??


    Sadly, the saltwater system is not a filter. It is a chlorine generator.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Which pool filter to buy, sand or saltwater??

    Get the parts separately. When you buy the entire setup as a combo package you lose the whole thing if you have any problems with any of the components.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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