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    filter size

    Forum help please. ..

    Minimum filter size for an above ground 24,000
    Round pool?

    Thank you,
    PF

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    Re: filter size

    Short answer: The largest you can afford.

    Long answer will require some reading:



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    Re: filter size

    I would recommend as minimums: 350sqft cartridge, 29" sand, 72sqft de. Shorter season or low debris could go smaller.
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    Re: filter size

    Right now there is a 100lb sand filter.
    Pool has not been opened in 2 years.
    Before now he has already been through 3 pumps.
    Would n't a new filter help in all aspects
    With this process. Better flow and less pumps
    Being burned up?

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    Re: filter size

    What size pumps are we talking about and what has been the average daily run time? I'm betting 24/7.
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    Re: filter size

    Pumps don't burn up due to small filters.
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    Re: filter size

    Small filters don't burn up pumps, ...that's good.
    1.5 hp, 24/7, 4-6 months

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    Re: filter size

    Are the motors exposed to the elements and getting wet? Is the voltage correct or is there too much voltage drop through wire that is too small?
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    Re: filter size

    It is exposed to the elements.
    The voltage is correct, checked it yesterday.
    I have learned a bit more history, it has run dry
    a few times, due to piping coming loose.
    That is all behind him now.
    I feel that a larger filter may also benefit him in
    Long run considering the size of his pool.
    Would this be a good suggestion or not?

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