I currently have an Intex SWG that I used one season about 4-5 years ago. Hooked it up to my new Intex Ultra Frame 22x52 after cleaning scale off the plates and it seems to be working fine so far.
However, I was already having to replace the cartridge filters and remembered what a pain they were so I ordered the Intex 2650 Sand Filter and SWG combo unit. Figured one unit = less fuss, and I could sell the old SWG unit.
Now, before unboxing the Intex and doing more reading I'm wondering if I should just keep the old one as long as it works and get a Hayward sand filter with a bigger pump?
Would this be a better use of money in the longterm?