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    Jun 2013
    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

    newbie looking for a sand filter

    I currently have a small intex cartridge filter that isn't cutting it for my algae situation. I'm thinking of getting a sand filter and I'm wondering how I figure out what size I should buy?
    16' x 48" intex ultra frame above ground pool 5000g
    one speed Filter Pump with 1,500 gallon (5,678 L) per hour flow rate
    340g FreeFlow Solstice Spa, 1.5 hp two speed pump, 50 sq ft. filter

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    Jan 2013

    Re: newbie looking for a sand filter

    I recommend you the intex 2650 sand filter,i have had it now for one week and it has kept my pool crystal clear
    Intex 15X48" /5300 galloms
    Intex 2650 sand filter
    Thru wall skimmer,
    FAS-DPD chlorine test kit K-2006
    Hard plumbed

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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: newbie looking for a sand filter

    For your pool we would recommend a minimum 0.9 sq. ft. filter. The intex 1600 (about 1.1 sq. ft.) and 2650 (1.4 sq. ft) sand filters would both meet this requirement. I would probably go with the 2650 over the 1600, since that one will work better for vacuuming.
    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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