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    Standard Equipment that comes with a UK 12ft Doughboy Steel Pool.

    I'm thinking of buying a 12ft steel frame pool. Just gathering information at the moment, to try and put a budget together. I've been looking at the Doughboy Regent Round Steel 12ft Pool.

    On the site I'm looking at, the standard kit includes, 'Deluxe Sand Filtration Unit with sand and Power Pump'. I contacted the retailers for more information and got this, 'I believe it would be a 1/3hp pump with a 14" diameter sand filter.', and when I pressed further, 'The manufacturer have confirmed at this time it is a 16" filter with 0.5hp pump.'.

    I don't know what this means, but it seems like a lot less information that when I was looking at Intex products last summer - I don't want intex, but there was a lot more information to compare and study.

    What questions should I be asking?
    Does anyone have any experience of these pumps / filters?
    Any other recommendations for equipment to use with this pool?

    Thanks in advance
    Intex 10ft Metal Frame - 1,185 gallons
    Intex 530 gall. per hour Filter Pump (Model No. 58604) - Cartridge
    Chlorine / pH dip sticks
    Intex 3kw Heater

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    Re: Standard Equipment that comes with a UK 12ft Doughboy Steel Pool.

    That sounds like it would be plenty of filter for that size pool.
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    Re: Standard Equipment that comes with a UK 12ft Doughboy Steel Pool.

    Can I ask why you don't want an Intex? I love mine...
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Standard Equipment that comes with a UK 12ft Doughboy Steel Pool.

    I love my Intex too Laceygirl, but you can't get a deep 12ft pool here. There was one on the intex website last year, but I can't find it this year & definitely not seen any for sale in the UK - happy to be proved wrong - therefore we'd only be able to have the 30" metal frame intex. I want some depth.

    I did contemplate the 9 x 18 ultra frame, but I think it would take up too much garden, with the supports down the side.

    The 12ft round, would take most for the width of the garden, but only for one small bit, then it would be decreasing. I'm not describing this very well am I

    Thanks Brushpup, glad it makes sense to you.
    Intex 10ft Metal Frame - 1,185 gallons
    Intex 530 gall. per hour Filter Pump (Model No. 58604) - Cartridge
    Chlorine / pH dip sticks
    Intex 3kw Heater

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    Re: Standard Equipment that comes with a UK 12ft Doughboy Steel Pool.

    This is what I mean size wise.
    Garden ends on the thin cell, i.e. 4 1/2 metres wides.

    12ft pool



    9 x 18 ft pool, with base & top water dimensions.



    Blue is pool.
    Grey circle is trampoline and green shape the shed.

    Very happy to be corrected on anything
    Intex 10ft Metal Frame - 1,185 gallons
    Intex 530 gall. per hour Filter Pump (Model No. 58604) - Cartridge
    Chlorine / pH dip sticks
    Intex 3kw Heater

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