I'm getting ready for the summer already and trying to up grade the filter and pump for my Intex pool 26x52. Last year I had several problems with the cartridge filter and the small pump that came with the pool so I've been doing some research on sand filters and pumps. According to several sites I need a 1.5 hp pump and filter (the bigger the better). I emailed two different pool stores to see which filter/pump they would recommend and both responded with the Game SandPro 75 pool filter system. I looked at this system and it said it is compatible with intex pools and it is for pools up to 20000 gallons, but it only has a 3/4hp pump.
My questions are:
Will this be a good filter system for the size of my pool?
Is the pump powerful enough to support a vacuum?
Which other filter systems do you recommend?