As you can see in my sig, I have the standard Intex cartridge pump that came with the pool. Today my wife brought home an Intex sand filter/pump that is .75hp and 2150 gph (model SF70110).
All I've done so far is read part of the manual.
In my reading, I came across this piece of information about care for the pump:
- Provide a location protected from the weather, moisture, flooding, and freezing temperature.
So, that presents a problem. Protected from the weather? I've seen so many people that just have their pumps sitting out next to the pool. Does it need some sort of shelter? My current pump is sitting on a 16"x16" piece of concrete, about 1 inch above ground. Would that be sufficient to keep it off the ground?
It also said I needed No. 20 silica sand. Is that the same recommendation from TFP?