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Thread: Replacement filter advice needed

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    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Asheville, NC

    Replacement filter advice needed

    I need to replace my old Doughboy sand filter. It holds 130 lbs of sand. Trying to figure out whether I should stick with sand, which I am familiar with, or try DE which I understand filters a bit better. It seems most of the sand filters I find on line use more sand than mine, 150 lbs seems to be the lightest. How do I figure out what size I need?

    My equipment all lives under my deck which makes it difficult to work on equipment, which is another concern. There is only about 40" clearance. Most sand filters are a different configuration than the doughboy, which opens about a third of the way down.

    I have a two speed 1 hp pump, my pool is 16x32 and holds about 15,000 gal.

    I appreciate any input or advice on a new filter.

    1984 vintage 16x32 Doughboy vinyl AG w/deep end, Sand Filter

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    Apr 2010
    East Texas

    Re: Replacement filter advice needed

    A 22" sand filter which holds 250 lbs. of sand or a 24" model<<<< what I'd go with. Bigger is always better on a sand filter----less backwashing that way.
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    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
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