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    Question Need help with what equipment needed for a new pool

    So my family may be looking into upgrading our 18' intex pool to a Sharkline Venture. The 27' x 54", I looked on pool supply world and I am confused about all the additional items. Such as the pump, foam for the sides,etc.
    Any help would be great. As we are still very new to pools.
    AGP
    16' x 32' x 54" Chesapeake
    Hayward S230T 23" Sand Filter System 1.5-HP 2-Speed Matrix Pump
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    Re: Need help with what equipment needed for a new pool

    The differences between the Intex and the Sharkline are less than you fear.

    In addition to the "Pool" (walls, liner, uprights)

    NEEDS:
    pump
    filter
    return
    skimmer
    ladder
    Pavers for under risers
    tractor to make a level area at least 12 inches bigger the walls foot print, no cut and fill allowed for leveling

    Desirable add-ons:
    1. foam wall cove (great value, time saver)
    sand to level ground inside walls
    floor pad
    Weed block, if you have invasive weeds
    light

    Not Needed:
    Wall foam (increases liner puncture risks, no appreciable difference in heat retention)
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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    Re: Need help with what equipment needed for a new pool

    Thanks Techguy. What size sand filter and pump would work for a 27' x 54"? If we decide to take the plunge next year, we would definitely have it professionally leveled.
    Also, what would be a great company and brand of pools to look into?
    AGP
    16' x 32' x 54" Chesapeake
    Hayward S230T 23" Sand Filter System 1.5-HP 2-Speed Matrix Pump
    Raypak 206,000 btu ng Heater

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    Re: Need help with what equipment needed for a new pool

    Most of the pools in the US are made my Asahi, Doughboy and Wilbar. Asahi are frequently sold under a stores name. Wilbar makes several brands and most are pretty good brands. Sharkline is one of the brands, Aqualeader is another. My pool is an AquaLeader and I had pretty good success getting some parts from the factory but you need to know what you need. They are not consumer friendly but seem to be very "dealer" friendly.

    As to the filter and size, I am going to refer you to the Pool School. I have a DE filter.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

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