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Thread: Salt, sand, or both?

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    Mar 2015
    Queen Creek, AZ

    Salt, sand, or both?

    Last summer we ran a 14' x 42" ProSeries pool with its wimpy pump and skimmer set-up...we're in Phoenix so with the 115+ heat we had a heck of a time with chlorine and other chemicals. We switched to the BBB method which was better, but still a lot of work. This year we're planning on buying a 16' by 48" Coleman pool and buying a better pump/filter set. I'm looking at saltwater systems and also sand systems, and found one that's both in one unit. I really like the idea of the saltwater system (we had an in-ground pool with one years ago) and wonder if I need both that along with a better sand filter, or just that. I have tried to research this online and just feel lost. The reviews on Amazon basically say each type is great and you need it.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Salt, sand, or both?

    Welcome to TFP!

    The salt system is great. A sand filter is great. However, I recommend purchasing them separately, not as part of a set. They have different lifetimes and will eventually need to be replaced at different times.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Sep 2016

    Re: Salt, sand, or both?

    Hi for a 26 x52 coleman. what is recommended sand filter and saltwater system Thanks

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