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    Need a sand filter only 32" high

    About time to replace my 25 year old Jacuzzi brand sand filter, model MFM17. But my problem is I have it under my deck and need one that only 32" or less.
    AGP 18 ft round that's buried part way in the ground. Have a trap door in deck to get to the pump and filter.

    Trying to stay away from having to bury the sand filter part way in the ground. Then how would I drain it.
    Also now have a 3/4 hp pump and filter I have now takes 115 lbs of sand

    Any suggestions

    Thanks
    6014 gallons aprx
    cartridge type filter
    summer escapes pool above ground metal frame
    SFS1000 SkimmerPlus filter pump with GFCI=1,500 GPH
    install date: 6-1-12

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    Re: Need a sand filter only 32" high

    Quote Originally Posted by rayh78 View Post
    About time to replace my 25 year old Jacuzzi brand sand filter, model MFM17. But my problem is I have it under my deck and need one that only 32" or less.
    AGP 18 ft round that's buried part way in the ground. Have a trap door in deck to get to the pump and filter.

    Trying to stay away from having to bury the sand filter part way in the ground. Then how would I drain it.
    Also now have a 3/4 hp pump and filter I have now takes 115 lbs of sand

    Any suggestions

    Thanks
    Think I found one. Is this a good brand? Pentair Sta-Rite 145359 Cristal-Flo II they also have a Pentair SD35 sand Dollar. Also what is the difference between a AG or IG sand filter. I thought they were the same.

    Thanks
    6014 gallons aprx
    cartridge type filter
    summer escapes pool above ground metal frame
    SFS1000 SkimmerPlus filter pump with GFCI=1,500 GPH
    install date: 6-1-12

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    Re: Need a sand filter only 32" high

    In a word: marketing.

    They are the same. What is different is the pump the marketers and salespeople try to get you to buy along with the filter. Sorry I can't help you on the filter size issue.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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