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Thread: New Pool Owner

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    Jun 2014
    Centreville, Md

    New Pool Owner

    So I bought an INTEX 26' X 52" Ultra Frame pool with a salt water system. (15000 gallons) The filter that comes with these pools just does not keep up. Want to upgrade to a sand filter. What brand and size should I purchase? Will I need new hoses or anything else? Tired of fooling with this pool already.

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    gatorbrit's Avatar
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    Aug 2013

    Re: New Pool Owner

    What do you mean when you say that the filter won't keep up?
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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: New Pool Owner

    If it is the Intex cartridge filter, then you are correct ... it and the pump are too small. Many members report the 2600 (2850) pump & sand filter to be a huge improvement.

    Or you can go with any of the major pool manufacturers pumps/filter, but they will cost more.

    As gatorbrit, asked, what specifically is the problem? If you are fighting algae, the pump/filter, are not the root cause, the problem is your chemistry.
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