Im looking to upgrade from my intex cartridge filter to a intex sand filter. I currently have the 15'x4' round regular frame intex pool. The cartridge pump filter has done well for the 2 seasons we have had it and is still currently functioning. I run the filter 24/7 and change out the filters every other day, rinse the filter and put back in service when it is needed again. I want to upgrade the pump/filter due to the excessive maintenance required on the current cartridge style filter.
I see on ebay that there is 2 versions of the Intex 2650gph sand filter/pump.
The blue version appears to have a larger filter canister (sand container)
The gray version (presumably newer version) has what appears to be a smaller filter (sand container)
other differences between the two only from appearance of pictures is the valve styling. The Blue version seems to have a larger valve cap I would assume this is easier for filling with sand/removing sand aswell as cleaning. (im talking about where the valve attaches to the sand container the blue one has a bigger diameter where it separates from the sand container.
I know since I have a smaller regular frame pool that ill need adapters to plumb into the pool, the Ebay auctions say that Shut off valves and adapters are included so no need to modify anything, and the shutoff valves will be way better then those black caps UGH!.
looking to order a pump this up coming week so hopefully can get some good info before making my purchase.
Thanks in advance