Hello all, I'm gearing up for the upcoming season and recently purchased the Intex 22'x52' Ultra Frame. We had the 12' Intex ultra frame for the past couple of years. Last year I upgraded the pump to the Intex sand filter pump (1600) and it worked great. This year we are moving and have much more room hence the larger pool. I've been glued to the this forum for the past couple weeks and have gotten lots of ideas and mods that I plan to do. I want to do the through the wall skimmer, hard plumb with 1.5 pvc, and add a fountain for starters. I am also considering adding a solar heater.
With all of that said, I am trying to decide which pump and filter to go with. I almost ordered the Intex 2600 gph and still may but I wanted to get some opinions first. Will that pump be enough to handle everything I want to do? My other option is a used Hayward for sale on craigslist near me. It's a S-180T sand filter with a 1hp Power-Flo LX pump for $250.
Anything else I should look at?
Any advice would be appreciated.