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    Want to switch to a sand filter unit...

    So i've had our Intex Ultra Frame 18'x48" (AG), 6,423 gallons, with the stock 1500gph pump/filter for about a year now and i'm ready to move up to the next size.

    The pump i've been looking at is this one http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pro-2400GP...00GAL/35090564

    Is this a good option?
    Any pros/cons?
    Can i use the existing valves on the pool for the hoses?
    Is there a way to use a vaccum with this type of system?

    I would like to stay around the $150 range if possible.
    Doughboy 24' x 48" (AG), AQUA Tools Cartridge Filter, Frog System
    2004 Sundance Cameo SPA

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    Re: Want to switch to a sand filter unit...

    The pump should be powerful enough, and the filter is an adequate size for your pool. It has 1 1/4" fittings, so if the current filter has 1 1/4" fittings it should connect to your current plumbing without much difficulty. It should be strong enough to vacuum the pool, but without a skimmer you will need the intex delux pool maintenance kit .
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    Re: Want to switch to a sand filter unit...

    I think the filter pump you currently have might use 1 1/2 in. hoses. If it does, you would need some adapters and a pair of 1 1/4 in. hoses to make the new one work, since it has 1 1/4 in fittings. You could also look at the Intex sand filter pumps. They work well and would connect easily.
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    Re: Want to switch to a sand filter unit...

    I believe the ID of the current tubes are 1 1/2"
    Doughboy 24' x 48" (AG), AQUA Tools Cartridge Filter, Frog System
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    Re: Want to switch to a sand filter unit...

    I have and would recommend the Intex 2650 gph sand filter. It has a 16" tank and holds approximately 100lbs of sand. The advantage to the larger filter will be less frequent backwashes. It moves enough water to provide good circulation and vacuums well without being over kill. It's definitely compatible with your pool. I switched from the 1500 gph cartridge filter myself, very satisfied.

    I got mine from "vminnovations" online. I found the price from them to be the best, although I was a little worried about dealing with a company I hadn't heard of the transaction was flawless, and I found they had A+ BBB rating, and 4.8 out of 5 seller reviews on Amazon. The price delivered should be about $180. I think you'll find the extra $30 we'll spent.

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