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    Will this work??

    Hey peeps!!
    I'm a long time lurker,and proud owner of a 18 popup intex,this is my 4th year without any problems,thanks to BBB .Matter of fact,mine is the only one in the neighborhood still running
    I was giving a 24 intex metal frame with the original pump,2500gph and a Purex Triton Sanddollar filter SD35,so my question would be,will this set up work,or to I need to look for a bigger Pump???

    The Pool itself is in great Shape.She only had it up for one year.... I believe the only reason she gave it up, was because she "DID NOT LISTEN",to me trying to teach her about BBB.So now she is getting an IG with a frog system I wished her good luck......

    Thanks for any help!!

    Cheers Margit
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Will this work??

    She WILL come to regret the FROG....

    I think you'll be okay, just the fact that you have chosen BBB has you one step ahead.

    Give the 2,500 pump a try and see how it works for you. get lots of replacement filters, they gunk up quick....

    Do a search of "Intex" on here, and read as much as you can to prepare yourself.

    Good luck, welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Will this work??

    She WILL come to regret the FROG....
    AMEN to that one!!!

    I guess I give it a try,and see what happens..
    Thanks for the reassurance.
    I'll report back ones I got it up and running.
    Oh my,now I have to drain my sparkly POP UP...

    Cheers Margit
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Will this work??

    Too bad you couldn't set them up side by side and use a pump to transfer the sparkly water....hehehehe
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    Re: Will this work??

    Lord,my husband would have a B....fit.
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Will this work??

    2500 gph is 41.67 GPM, so if you get anywhere near that, it should be adequate. You might want to check the max flow your new sand filter can handle just to be sure there isn't an issue there.

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    Re: Will this work??

    Oh I missed that....I see now, it's a sand filter with an intex pump....okay then, no extra cartridges to buy.....
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: Will this work??

    Quote Originally Posted by Rangeball
    2500 gph is 41.67 GPM, so if you get anywhere near that, it should be adequate. You might want to check the max flow your new sand filter can handle just to be sure there isn't an issue there.
    Ok,now I have a issue..I cant find the serial nor the model number on the filter..

    It has a big sticker on the tank SD35 SD40 SD60,so witch one do I have??
    Oh Lord,I know the answer is right in front of me...."brain fog"
    I measured the Tank its 35,so my guess is,its the SD35..
    Any thoughts???
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Will this work??

    Sooooooo,I find out it's the SD60,witch according to the manual has a flow rate of 50GPM.
    Is that still considered in the neighborhood of of 41.67??
    Or do I need to look for a bigger pump?

    Thanks for any help

    Margit
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Will this work??

    G'day Tootie
    That filter and pump combination will be fine. it's always better to have a bigger filter, so no problem.

    Happy swims
    Frank
    Hello all from the land of smiles. Thailand. 5mx9mx1.5 63000L 16300 gall, pebbletex,
    pentair 1hp whisperflow, tagelus TA60 SF, swg monarch esc24 {a bit small for the tropics} 3 returns, 1 skimmer, 2 astral 100watt lights. Planned and built by me
    an AUSSIE expat living thailand for 18 years.

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    Re: Will this work??

    Quote Originally Posted by frankthailand
    G'day Tootie
    That filter and pump combination will be fine. it's always better to have a bigger filter, so no problem.


    Frank,thank you so much from the bottom of my hopefully, soon sparkly 24AGP......


    Cheers
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Will this work??

    Update..
    It's up and running...I could not have done it without this Awesome place.."YOU GUY"S ROCK"
    24' x52" Intex metal frame
    Pentair sand dollar SD60
    Original pump 2500gph

    "5 years of BBB, and loving it"

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    Re: Will this work??

    Looks great, stop taking photos and start swimming

    Happy Swims
    Frank
    Hello all from the land of smiles. Thailand. 5mx9mx1.5 63000L 16300 gall, pebbletex,
    pentair 1hp whisperflow, tagelus TA60 SF, swg monarch esc24 {a bit small for the tropics} 3 returns, 1 skimmer, 2 astral 100watt lights. Planned and built by me
    an AUSSIE expat living thailand for 18 years.

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