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    May 2015
    Walpole, MA

    Recommendation for pump/filter

    I am new to pools. I have a 18 ft round above ground, walls on 48 in. Looking for a reliable pump and filter system - leaning toward a sand filter. Any suggestions on brands, hp, or filter size would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Recommendation for pump/filter

    Welcome to TFP!

    Get a 1 HP two speed pump and the largest filter you can afford and have room for.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Aug 2012
    Orlando, FL

    Re: Recommendation for pump/filter

    I love my Hayward pump and I would buy another without hesitation. I like having a sand filter because I do not have to get soaked when I clean it like I do with my cartridge filter in the hot tub. When my chemistry is right in my pool, I only have to backwash my 16 inch filter every few weeks. I have never had any issues with the sand.
    Sharkline Reprieve 15x52 (3/14). Still using Intex 2650 Sand Filter with Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 3/4 HP pump (6/15). Solar Cover cut into strips for easy removal, (2) 2*10 Space Saver solar panels. Swim Jet HD Robot (by Aquabot) (3/15). Chlorine Liquidator (4 gal). 4 person hot tub. Hard pipe is the way to go for improved flow! Retired Lil Shark (3/15). Starite Max E Therm 333k BTU Propane Heater w/ 24 gal tank (7/15).

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