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    100 lb sand filter using 50lbs of Zeolite

    We put up our intex 32 x 16 x 52 pool a month ago....everything is good thanks to our test kit and this board . Our sand filter is a 100 lb unit...the guy at the pool store (wish i had a nickel for every thime i read that phrase on here) told us to just use 50 lbs of Zeolite(Leslies) instead of 100 lbs of sand. I have no complaints about the media but i'm wondering if I shoud add another 25lb bag of Zeolite to the unit for 75lbs total of filter media. It seems like alot of space not being used right now. Anyone have any input. Thanks
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    Re: 100 lb sand filter using 50lbs of Zeolite

    Not too many zeo enthusiasts on the forum, but there are some. They will be along soon to help.
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    Re: 100 lb sand filter using 50lbs of Zeolite

    Not really a Zeo enthusiast, jsut didnt know any better at the time. What media would you suggest Dave? Any input is appreciated. Thanks
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    Intex Ultra Frame 16'x32'x52"
    Krystal Clear™ Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System - 2,650 GPH**Nite-Brite Halogen Pool Light
    TF-100 Test Kit (This kit Rocks)

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    Re: 100 lb sand filter using 50lbs of Zeolite

    Sand has always worked well and is consistent.

    Zeo is too inconsistent depending on what brand you buy (and we don't know which is the good and which is the bad).

    Giant aquarium filters use sand and have for decades....it's boring but it's good stuff with no surprises.
    Dave S.
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    Re: 100 lb sand filter using 50lbs of Zeolite

    We used Zeobrite our first few years and had great success. If I recall correctly you do use far less so I would just follow recommendations.
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