Hello! I'm in the processing of purchasing my first above ground pool. Right now, I'm pretty set on ordering Sharkline Matrix 24' round with 54" walls above ground pool (about 15,000 gallons, right?). I'd also like a cartridge filter system. I'm going to hire a pool installer to put the whole thing in. I live in Cleveland, so I also want a heater to increase the swim season.
Right now, I'm just looking to figure out what sizes and brands of other items I would need (I'd like to order everything online if possible, though I'm also considering going with a package at my local Great Escape if they offer comparable products). Any help on the items below would be very welcome!
- Filter – recommendations for the right size for a cartridge filter system and any good brand recommendations?
- Pump – size/speed and brand recommendations as well?
- Heater – I'm looking at either a Raypak or Pentair (125,000 BTU - 150,000 BTU) natural gas. Thoughts? Specific model recommendations?
Is there anything I'm missing that I absolutely need to start the pool up (besides a liner and skimmer)?
Thanks so much!
PS – This may be really stupid question, but I'm assuming that any filter or heater or pump will fit with any pool? Like the hookup system is universal, right?