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    Question $$$ expiring today - Need pump/filter advice ASAP

    I have a couple of ebay bucks expiring today that I'd like to put to good use. I am about to purchase an AGP... most likely a 24'x52", but have yet to pull the trigger. I'd like to go with a cartridge filter, and from what I've read so far, it's best to go with a larger filter without over-sizing the pump. The recommendations that I've seen so far for the size pool that I am considering is a 150 sq ft filter minimum, and a pump with a 1hp motor.

    This pump seems to be highly recommended:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hayward-Powe...item35b330195c

    A couple of pump/filter combos that I am considering:


    The Hayward XStream seems to have better recommendations... but I like the fact that the Waterways have a 2 speed pump. The Hayward combo does not seem to have the option to come with the 2 speed pump that I linked to above. Would the 1.5HP motor in the combos be too much?

    Any insight/recommendations that you have would be greatly appreciated. Also, I am set on those specific brands, so let me know if there is something else that I should be considering.

    Thank you!

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    Re: $$$ expiring today - Need pump/filter advice ASAP

    Personally I'd go with the 200 sqft filter and the 1½ hp 2-speed pump. that's an SPL rated pump so it's really a 1 hp equivalent. It doesn't matter that it's a Waterway.
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    Re: $$$ expiring today - Need pump/filter advice ASAP

    Any love for the Sta-rite PLM150

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sta-Rite-Sys...item2ec8da9932

    I saw one at a local shop and the filter seemed to be quite a bit more substantial that the other they had on display... think it was a Hayward.

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    Re: $$$ expiring today - Need pump/filter advice ASAP

    Not much. Modular three's do not have a very good reputation. From what I hear they are PITA to clean and are damaged easily.

    But I would agree with BR. The 200 sqft Waterway has a two speed and the largest filter.
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