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    Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Looking to upgrade my pump/filter as I'm sick of rinsing/replacing cartridges for my 16' ultra intex.
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Are you looking for a filter and a pump? What pump are you currently running?
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Currently running the 685 I think the 1200 or 1500 gph Krystal. Is the saltwater worth it or rust out pool?
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    It's only my opinion but I don't think going Salt isn't worth it in that size of pool. It's so easy and cheap to add the tiny amount of Bleach it will take.

    Here is a good buy on a sand filter. Hard to beat for the money I think.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004VU...5iL&ref=plSrch
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    I used bleach last year without issue, which is why I wouldn't mind just a sand upgrade
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Hi there,

    I'm a cartridge filter fan.... BUT I upgraded to a 100 sq ft cartridge filter, I only have to clean it once a season....

    Its about 1 metre tall, and about 35 centimetres wide... Very big, but does a great job....
    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: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Any feedback on intex sand filters, preferably 3000 gph model? Amazon has great feedback
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    The Intex sand filters are a vast upgrade from the tiny little Intex cartridges.

    With your size pool, there is not likely a compelling reason to start looking at separate 2-speed pumps and larger sand filters for major pool brands unless you were intending to upgrade the pool itself in the near term.
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    I'll prob roll with intex 3000, prob a in ground in a few years haha
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    I have the blue /grey 2 piece sand filter, 14 inch if i'm not mistaken 16'x48" metal frame and it has been running now for 4 years, this season will be five, water clear as ever, turn over a couple hours, hard plumbed with help of this sight, installed a Hayward skimmer, just take care of all of it and you two can have many years of pleasure!!!!!
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Thank you, I have the Hayward skimmer as well
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    I have this Intex sand filter and I am using it with a Hayward 3/4 hp pump all attached to a Sharkline 15x52in pool. I have had this filter (according to Amazon, since June 19, 2013) and it has not caused any problems until recently when the rubber gasket that is inside started to come out when I would rotate the handle. I pushed it back in and it has been fine. I think it got a little dry because I do not have to backwash very much so the handle does not get rotated as often as it needs to. The filter does exactly what it should and I am happy with it. The Intex pumps are another story. They seem to tear up pretty quickly.
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Final bump before I pull the trigger this week! Looking at this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GSP...ob_neva_mobile
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Quote Originally Posted by Slammed01 View Post
    Final bump before I pull the trigger this week! Looking at this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00GSP...ob_neva_mobile
    That is the one I would get for your pool. I have the 2800 gph
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    I have that one and love it. Just get it.
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Ordered last night!
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    How much sand is recommended for the 3000?
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Mine took about 50-70 lbs of #20 silica sand. So if you get 2 50 pound bags that should be enough.
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    Re: Best sand filter for $ - 16' Intex ultra

    Got 2 50s, about 3" low. Shucks!
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