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    Question Replacing both pump and filter

    We are just about to replace our old outdated pump/sand filter.
    I am looking at the Hayward Power Flo Matrix 1 hp

    Hayward 1 HP Power Flo Matrix Above - Pool Supplies Canada

    Now that we have that sorted out I am not sure which sand filter is best for our needs -- Everyone local has quoted us an 18" and I think our's is a 16".
    Some sites say that's enough and some say 22"-23" is better.

    Anything is better then we have now but if we are going to do it then I want to make the right choice.

    Oh is it s 24' round above ground pool

    Thanks for any and all help!

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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Not to burst your bubble, but I would recommend a different pump. Specifically the 2-speed version of that one

    If you had a long season, like year round, I too would recommend 21"+ ... although given the location, 18" should be sufficient. No harm in going bigger, just means fewer backwashes.

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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    Thanks for the speedy reply -- I will see if I can find another pump -- everyone here locally only has the Ultra Pro so I thought I was doing better...lol.

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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    For the minor cost increase of getting a 2-speed version, the electrical savings generally make it very worth it.
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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    Would I have to go to 1.5hp to get it? Hayward 1.5 HP 2 Speed Turbo Flo II - Pool Supplies Canada

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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    I did not think so. Although depending on the service factor, they could be equivalent.
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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    Proving hard to find one that will ship here without having to mortgage my home Cheaper if I go 1/2 hp higher with the 2 speed -- as long as the 1.5 hp is still ok I think I will try the one I posted.
    17K gal, AG, Hayward SP-711-TXC sand filter, Ultra Jet Pump, Pool was installed 3- 4 years ago

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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    That will still save you money on power and work fine.
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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    Thanks again -- 1 more question -- On Haywards site I don't see a 19 inch sand filter but -- Hayward 19 inch Sand Filter - Pool Supplies Canada
    Even if I google that model number that site or Amazon is all that comes up. Any idea why?

    Answered my own question kinda -- found this -- SandMaster Filter Series | Filters | Above Ground Pool Filters - Hayward Canada Pool Products

    BUT not sure if it still an ok deal or should I stick with something that is more available.
    17K gal, AG, Hayward SP-711-TXC sand filter, Ultra Jet Pump, Pool was installed 3- 4 years ago

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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    No idea.
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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    Thanks -- we are going to go with this one -- Hayward 1.5 HP 2 Speed Turbo Flo II - Pool Supplies Canada
    Before I hit submit on my order though I just wanted to double check one thing -- at 1.5 HP will the 19" sand filter still be ok or because we upped the hp we should up the sand filter too?
    17K gal, AG, Hayward SP-711-TXC sand filter, Ultra Jet Pump, Pool was installed 3- 4 years ago

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    Re: Replacing both pump and filter

    Should be fine.
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