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    Sand filter overkill?

    Would the S200 Hayford sand filter be to big for a 22ft x 52in intex? And if not, what pump should it get?

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    Re: Sand filter overkill?

    Welcome to TFP!

    You can not really go too big with a filter. Get a 1HP 2 speed pump like the matrix powerflo.
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    Re: Sand filter overkill?

    Quote Originally Posted by treebiker View Post
    Would the S200 Hayford sand filter be to big for a 22ft x 52in intex? And if not, what pump should it get?
    Hey,

    I have the Intex 24x52 Ultra Frame and have been running a generic 1.5 HP pump and 220lb sand filter for almost 3 years now without ANY issue from the filtration system. Going with such a large system has worked really well for our pool. I get longer cycles between back washing with the large sand capacity and the vacuum performance is unreal with such a large pump.

    Here is a picture of the setup. I ditched the Intex skimmer and put a thru-wall widemouth version that works very well in catching surface trash. The lower hole in the stock liner has become my bypass valve for vacuuming when the water level gets below the skimmer. The pump is some generic 1.5HP pump/ 220lb sand filter combo I got from poolsupplies.com. I added the Pentair Rainbow chlorinator the beginning of this summer right before the original liner gave out. I cant comment on its reliability at the time.


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    Re: Sand filter overkill?

    Thanks for the pics. Just bought the pool and cleared and leveled pool area. I'll probably go with PVC also. I like what you've done. I see that there is no need for me to try to do this on my on!!!
    Or as someone said ""no need to reinvent the wheel". Thanks again

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    Re: Sand filter overkill?

    This looks like a new liner over the original one? Any details to share on it?

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    Re: Sand filter overkill?

    Quote Originally Posted by c11488 View Post
    This looks like a new liner over the original one? Any details to share on it?
    Installing replacement liner inside of Intex 18' metal frame
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    Re: Sand filter overkill?

    I am using an S200 filter with a 3/4 hp Hayward super pump on my 16x48 intex. No issues here. Just replaced the 27 year old motor this year!

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