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    Pool pump replacement

    Looks like the stock pump that came with my intex18x48 crashed this morning and is making loud noises and no water circulating. I am ready to upgrade to asand filter and pump, I was just looking on amazon and found:


    http://www.amazon.com/Intex-Sand-Fil...ntex+pool+pump


    Seems the pumps are in variou sizes from 1200 to 3000 gph, Any suggestions?

    I also am running a salt generator so I need something that would be compatible.

    Thanks in advance.
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    I recommend getting the largest of the Intex sand filter systems you can afford, though any of them are an improvement over the Intex cartridge filter systems. The Intex SWG is compatible with all of the Intex sand filter systems.
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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    I'm happy with Hayward pump and filter.
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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    Thanks for the responses. I didn't know if intex was the best way to go or with Hayward. I am assuming sand is the best way to go as well, the cartridges are kind of a pain to keep cleaning. If there is something better I don't mind spending a couple extra bucks.
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    I have an Intex 16' by 48" deep and picked up a heater and pentair super flo with sand filter on craigslist. here are the picture. This was the best thing I ever bought. Its over kill for my pool but the heater is used alot here in northeast IL.
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    Intex Ultra Frame 16' by 48" deep - Pentair Superflo 1.5 HP pump with sand filter, Hayward H150 Heater, Hayward Skimmer and 2nd return

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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    The Intex sand filters are a lot better than the Intex cartridge filters. Or if you can score a sweet craigslist deal like TD^^^.
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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    Yeah, I looked around on craigslist and not much in my neck of the woods. Pool pump just quit so I want to get something relatively quickly. Well at least it's reassuring that the intex sand filter/pumps are half way decent. I did score a brand new Hayward heater so I do need to make sure that it will pump sufficient water. All of the equipment is within 5ft.
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    20pilot, keep looking on Craig's List! Pool season is just kicking off n you will be absolutely blown away with the deals you can find on there!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    Is there something I should do in the meantime? There is no water circulation right now so I am not able to run my saltwater system.
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    Add bleach n brush the pool. Walaaaaa
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    And if you haven't read this that would be good too.

    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry
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    Water Balance for SWCGs
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    Re: Pool pump replacement

    Just looking around me on craigslist and came across this:

    http://neworleans.craigslist.org/for/4975283867.html

    Any suggestions?
    9000 gallon in ground
    Century main pump with filter basket
    Jandy Cs-250 Cartridge Filter
    Jandy Salt Water Generator
    Polaris Pump

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