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Thread: Switch To Sand Filter From Standard Intex Pool Cartridge Filter

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    Switch To Sand Filter From Standard Intex Pool Cartridge Filter

    Hello All
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    We will be purchasing a 26x52 intex pool in the next week. It comes with the standard cartridge filter and we realize what we should get is the sand filter. My question is, can we just purchase an intex sand filter and hook it up to the intex 26x52? Or, are there special tubes or attachments that we need to add in order to hook up the sand filter?

    Then off subject, is 26x52 considered a good size pool? My 15 yr old daughter will be using it and I'm assuming will have a couple of friends at a time over to swim. Is it too little kiddish or is it big enough?

    Thank you!

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    Re: Switch To Sand Filter From Standard Intex Pool Cartridge Filter

    Sounds like a good size..post a pic of the pool so we can see it..I just bought the intex krystal clear 2800 gph sand filter pump off amazon for 130

    14x42 summer escape metal frame pool with 2800 gph intex sand filter pump
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    Re: Switch To Sand Filter From Standard Intex Pool Cartridge Filter

    It will be a direct fit. No adapters needed.

    I have a 18x48" pool. It is plenty large enough for my whole family and a friend or 2. Your pool is both larger and deeper. Should comfortably hold at least 6 adults.
    6425g Intex Ultraframe 18'x48" AG
    Stock 1500gph cartridge filter / Intex SWG CG-28669 with E.C.O.
    Install date: 5/26/2015
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    Re: Switch To Sand Filter From Standard Intex Pool Cartridge Filter

    26'x52" is very nice in size in fact a 24' is the most common size according to several online and local pool stores.
    We had to go 21' due to space limitations in our side yard.
    We had a18' Intex the last Five years and the kids did just fine.
    The Intex sand filter is easy to hookup

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    Re: Switch To Sand Filter From Standard Intex Pool Cartridge Filter

    I have this exact setup. This is my third season with it. The sand filter works well. Definitely better than the cartridge. I sold that on craigslist and recovered $50 for it (brand new in the box). I added a wide mouth skimmer to it and it keeps the surface clean. This year I added the return eyeball that came with my skimmer that I had laying around and it has made a tremendous difference. The return that comes with the pool has way too many holes around the eyeball so the force of the water is not concentrated. I believe this wasn't moving the water on the bottom enough. Things are really moving now. If you have the room go BIG! Not kiddish at all. Everyone is surprised when they see it. For the price and the short swimming season here in NY, this is a very practical setup. Along with the BBB method it is a win win!
    35k gal, sand, IG, vinyl, 1HP pump, 62 gpm, 10/2003

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    Re: Switch To Sand Filter From Standard Intex Pool Cartridge Filter

    get the sand filter. I have a 16 by 48" deep pool and it is big enough. You 26' is 530 sq feet. That is a big pool.

    I wanted to get a gas heater and found some guy on craigslist closing his in ground and I bought his pumps, sand filter and heater. Pool is much cleaner and I only have to back wash a couple times a summer, granted the equipment I bought was for a huge in ground but it works great on my little pool.
    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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