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Thread: Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon pump

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    Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon pump

    Hello,

    I would just like to say up front thank you for any help i receive on this topic. I have two questions to ask. I just purchased an intex 16' ultraframe pool. It came with there standard 1500 gallon pump and filter, while filling my pool I started out using a hose and my well, unfortunately the bottom of my well was stirred during this and has put some clay in my pool water. I was able to fill up about a 1/4 of the pool and had a water truck come in to fill the rest. I have been running my current pump on a 12 hour cycle for about two weeks now I check my chemical levels and add them as needed but I still have a very cloudy green/ brown water. I just purchased an Intex 2650 gallon sand filter which I hope helps filter the water a little better. Is there anything else that I can do to help and try to remove the clay particles that are in my water?

    The second question is, does anyone have any experience swapping out there old pump to this style pump, will I need to have any adapters or additional items to make this is smooth process? My pool is currently filled so any tricks to help keep the water in would be greatly appreciated. I am new to the pool so I apologize if this is a common issue was unable to find any topics in the forum on it.

    Again thanks for any help I receive.

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    Re: Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon p

    Welcome to tfp, Guyb

    The 2650 should be light years better at removing particles compared to the 1500.

    You may have gotten enough organics that you need to do the shocking process. This is a great pool school article that can help you: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...efeating_algae

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyb
    The second question is, does anyone have any experience swapping out there old pump to this style pump, will I need to have any adapters or additional items to make this is smooth process? My pool is currently filled so any tricks to help keep the water in would be greatly appreciated. I am new to the pool so I apologize if this is a common issue was unable to find any topics in the forum on it.
    I would guess once you get the 2650, it will have all the parts you need to do the swap.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon p

    Thanks Linen for the quick response! cant wait to get it hooked up and see the difference it will make.

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    Re: Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon p

    If your pool currently uses plunger valves and 1.5 inch hoses, then all you should have to do is close the valves and hook up the new pump the same way as the old one.
    Intex 18ft x 52in Ultra Frame Pool, hard plumbed w/skimmer and fountain
    Intex 4000 gph cartridge filter pump
    Intex SWG

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    Re: Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon p

    I know it isnt a plunger valve, it looks very similar though with a screw top on it basically with a lock and unlock position. Will the valves im describing that are on it now work with the new pump? here is an image of what valve i currently have.
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    Re: Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon p

    Yes, those will work. Your new pump will hook up to them the same way as your current one. You don't need to swap out the hoses either. Just close the valves, take out your old pump, hook up your new one, and open the valves back up. That's it. May take a minute or two to prime the pump. Refer to the instructions. And I failed to notice before that you bought a sand filter, so disregard my advice about the cartridges.
    Intex 18ft x 52in Ultra Frame Pool, hard plumbed w/skimmer and fountain
    Intex 4000 gph cartridge filter pump
    Intex SWG

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    Re: Switching from intex 1500 gallon pump to a 2650 gallon p

    That sounds great. Thanks for your help guys. I should be receiving the sand pump today and will let everyone know how the before and after goes!

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