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    Filter and Stairs

    I guess this is the appropriate thread for this post. I have a couple of questions:

    1. I have a 19 inch (diameter) sand filter. I'm thinking of upgrading to a larger size. With my pool specs what would be a proper sized filter? And is my pump too big?

    2. I recently installed Ocean Blue Mighty Step. In Central Arkansas the winters can be somewhat mild with just a few days below freezing. However, last year we had one the coldest winters in decades. Lows in the teens several times and single digits a few times. The ice on my pool was about an inch thick at its maximum. My question is, do you guys remove the steps when you close for the winter?
    AG, 19,500gal, 30ft round,1.5 HP Waterway pump, 19in Sand Filter(7pos multi-valve,unknown mfg,model).
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    Re: Filter and Stairs

    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
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    Re: Filter and Stairs

    Can you pot a picture or list the make and model of your filter?

    Generally you want to have more filter than you need.

    Most folks remove steps when they close a pool but you don't close yours.
    22k gallon IG pebblefina, Jandy 1.5 HP VS, Jandy CV Cartridge filter, Fafco solar panels, Polaris 360 supply side cleaner, waterfall

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    Re: Filter and Stairs

    If it's getting that cold where you're not using it for a couple months I'd pull the ladder and cover it to keep it clean. It also would prevent someone one or something from climbing in and having an accident.
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
    Solar Blanket, Well Water, Borax Added, TF-100 tester. ? too cold
    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
    TF-100, Best test kit - TFTestkits.net
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