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    Solar with an Intex Pump 3000 GPH

    I am installing a new 18' Intex Ultra Frame. I will be installing solar panels on my roof in the near future. The pump that comes with the pool I know would be inadequate to run the solar on my patio roof. I would like to keep things simple by ugrading to the Intex Sand Filter / Pump 3000 GPH (Pump Flow Rate: 3,000 gph (11.3 m3/hr). System Flow Rate: 2,450 gph (9.2 m3/hr) Powerful Motor (.95 HP)) However I want to ensure that this pump will work with the Solar System.

    Planning on using 1 1/2" or 2" PVC Pipe (Whichever would be preferred)
    Pool to Patio Roof about 15' (Horizonal Pipe Run)
    from Ground to top of Patio Roof 10' (Vertical Pipe Run)
    The Panels (Not Purchased Yet) 6 panels 2x12 with 2" OD Headers

    Would the Intex Pump work or would I need to look at other Pump / Filter options and if so recommendations please ... I am not very knowledgable on pumps and head loss ...

    Thanks
    Tim
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    Re: Solar with an Intex Pump 3000 GPH

    It may not be optimal, but will probably work ok, those Intex GPH ratings are a bit optimistic and at no head lift.
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    Re: Solar with an Intex Pump 3000 GPH

    Is that the biggest pump available from intex? I would get the biggest one they have.
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    Re: Solar with an Intex Pump 3000 GPH

    It is the largest pump available that I could find. I would like to have a good system so perhaps I need to look at another brand of pump and sand filter?
    Tim Jacobsen Lodi Ca.
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    Re: Solar with an Intex Pump 3000 GPH

    I don't have any specific recommendations. I have seen quite a hew people using Hayward pumps on Intex and AGP.

    Also, here is a link to some Intex info.
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