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    Aftermarket above ground pumps/filters?

    Has anyone used a pond pump/sand filter for your above ground? my nephew has a intex and the included filter is a plastic piece of junk( had a algae bloom that required many many filter cleanings(cartridge is about the size of a 20oz soda bottle lol)

    Thanks for any ideas.

    ps Besides the higher costs, is the reason that those above ground pools do not come with a bigger pump a safety thing?

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    Re: Aftermarket above ground pumps/filters?

    I think it is to just try to be as cheap as possible. The larger Intex sand filters and 2600+ pumps are not bad and many members upgrade to them.
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    Re: Aftermarket above ground pumps/filters?

    Im not sure if a pond pump is going to give you the flow needed to circulate the water efficient enough. Although i dont think its impossible, a quick search turned up THIS SETUP which is a direct replacement without any rigging or adapting hoses to install.
    Randy H.

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    Re: Aftermarket above ground pumps/filters?

    Thanks, that looks a little more durable, and reasonably priced!

    Quote Originally Posted by one_knight4u View Post
    Im not sure if a pond pump is going to give you the flow needed to circulate the water efficient enough. Although i dont think its impossible, a quick search turned up THIS SETUP which is a direct replacement without any rigging or adapting hoses to install.

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