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    Help...what do you think about this sand filter

    Hi expert!

    We bought a house which already has a 10 years old AG pool. We decided to change few components of it like the discolored liner, dead pump, and sand filter. I already have the 2 first and now looking for the sand filter. The actual filter is a Hayward Pro Series S210TR. It is a top mounted valve which is not practical because the deck is low, height is around 40''. At this point, I decided to change for a side mounted valve sand filter.

    So 2 questions:

    1. is it ok to use rated inground sand filter as an above ground sand filter: I guess for the few posts I've read
    2. what do you think of this sand filter: Pentair Triton TR60 with these specs:
      Effective Filtration Area (sf): 3.14
      Flow Rate (gpm): 63
      8 Hr: 30240 10 Hr: 37800 12 Hr: 45360
      Sand required: 325lbs


    Thanks in advance for your!
    Oval AG vinyl 15x24, 4 feet depth, around 10K gal, 1.25 true HP 2 speed EcoPump EP-1 50 GPM, filter (trying to figure out which one), chlorine feeder

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    Re: Help...what do you think about this sand filter

    AG filters do not self-prime well.

    How big is your pool?

    Is the top of your pool water level above or below the proposed pump level?
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    Re: Help...what do you think about this sand filter

    Did you mean.....AG "pumps" don't prime well duraleigh?
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    Re: Help...what do you think about this sand filter

    There is really no difference between and in ground filter and an above ground filter. The pump is what drives the water through the filter. You choice should be just fine. Will it be installed under a deck?
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    Re: Help...what do you think about this sand filter

    Pool is 15x24 and filter + pump (under the deck) will be under water top level of the pool
    Oval AG vinyl 15x24, 4 feet depth, around 10K gal, 1.25 true HP 2 speed EcoPump EP-1 50 GPM, filter (trying to figure out which one), chlorine feeder

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