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    Cool New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Hello all at TFP. I was intrigued by this site to help with my pool issues. I recently upgraded my pool to a 1 1/2 Hp pool pump, 19" sand filter, and a in-line chlorinator with a side wall skimmer added. I wanted to share my construction and upgrades for all to see. If there are any questions on how I did this please ask. I also ran power to the pump outside for convenience since the chlorinator and pump need to be plugged in. Thanks TFP for all the help and advice I read through the numerous posts.

    Having trouble uploading the video I made of the design. Go to YouTube if interested in seeing it. My page name is J Potsey.
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    Intex 52" x 22' Above ground Ultra Frame Pool. Upgraded to a 1 1/2 Hp Swimline pool pump pushing 2400 gph, 19" Sand Master sand filter, Intex SWG (salt system with E.C.O ( Electrocatalytic Oxidation)). All plumbing converted to 1 1/2 hard and soft pvc. Side wall skimmer attached for a single intake with three returns. One return being a 10 jet fountain (idea from one of the members).

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Hi!
    Welcome to TFP!

    Thats a pretty nice set up you have there. Im sure quite a few folks will be checking this out!
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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Welcome!

    You scared me. When I read "and a in-line chlorinator with a side wall skimmer added" I was afraid it was a puck feeder! The lingo here for what you have is SWG.

    You haven't learned the secret code to embed youtube videos yet?

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Welcome! That's a nice setup!!
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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Welcome to TFP! Nice job on the upgrades - looks great!
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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Thanks Dave, it took a lot of work, but well worth it.

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    Thanks Richard, I am new. I will get used to it.
    Intex 52" x 22' Above ground Ultra Frame Pool. Upgraded to a 1 1/2 Hp Swimline pool pump pushing 2400 gph, 19" Sand Master sand filter, Intex SWG (salt system with E.C.O ( Electrocatalytic Oxidation)). All plumbing converted to 1 1/2 hard and soft pvc. Side wall skimmer attached for a single intake with three returns. One return being a 10 jet fountain (idea from one of the members).

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    HI DAD! I love your name! Welcome to another Florida person!

    Nice set up!

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Very clean and well thought out. Nice work.
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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Hi,
    I have a water tank I'm thinking on use the same pump and filter that you have used. Are you happy with that? I was looking for a salt system but all start at 1000€ but the one that you used start at 150€, can you confirm that it is Sistema de Cloraao Salina Krystal Clear Intex ate 26.5 m3 56010 ? For how long are you using it? How my time per day do you have the pump working?

    Thank you

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Hello metRo;

    I am very happy with the setup. i was adding chlorine to the pool avery two to three days because it would turn color. Poor circulation and the filter pump that came with the pool was way too small. The chlorinator is an Intex Saltwater System with E.C.O (Electrocataytic Oxidation). I bought in on Amazon for roughly $99.00. It works great. It has a sensor in it to add salt if needed. It's been installed for three weeks and no salt needed yet. I do shock the pool once a week or two as suggested by some of the forums here. Looks great and the pump keeps heavy water flow out of the jets. Here is a link to the Intex Chlorinator that I purchased. Amazon.com: Intex 120V Krystal Clear Saltwater System CG-28669 with E.C.O. (Electrocatalytic Oxidation) for Above Ground Pools: Patio, Lawn Garden
    Intex 52" x 22' Above ground Ultra Frame Pool. Upgraded to a 1 1/2 Hp Swimline pool pump pushing 2400 gph, 19" Sand Master sand filter, Intex SWG (salt system with E.C.O ( Electrocatalytic Oxidation)). All plumbing converted to 1 1/2 hard and soft pvc. Side wall skimmer attached for a single intake with three returns. One return being a 10 jet fountain (idea from one of the members).

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Welcome to TFP! I noticed that you mention you shock your pool once a week I your last post. Do you use bag shock or Bleach?

    If you follow the TFP methods, there is no need to shock you pool as long as you keep your chemicals balanced. I may have missed it, but what do you have to test with. I recommend getting a recommended test kit.

    Also with you SWG beware you may get a low salt alarm. If you do check and clean the electrolyte cell before adding any salt. If the cell is dirty you will get a low salt reading.
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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Quote Originally Posted by 3anddad View Post
    Hello metRo;

    I am very happy with the setup. i was adding chlorine to the pool avery two to three days because it would turn color. Poor circulation and the filter pump that came with the pool was way too small. The chlorinator is an Intex Saltwater System with E.C.O (Electrocataytic Oxidation). I bought in on Amazon for roughly $99.00. It works great. It has a sensor in it to add salt if needed. It's been installed for three weeks and no salt needed yet. I do shock the pool once a week or two as suggested by some of the forums here. Looks great and the pump keeps heavy water flow out of the jets. Here is a link to the Intex Chlorinator that I purchased. Amazon.com: Intex 120V Krystal Clear Saltwater System CG-28669 with E.C.O. (Electrocatalytic Oxidation) for Above Ground Pools: Patio, Lawn Garden
    Can you recall where you saw the bolded recommendation? I don't think you read that on troublefreepool.com. Most of us here take great pride that we've never had to shock our pool. Five years without algae, 365 days a year open for me. Just because I maintain the proper FC level for my CYA. Even when I started and was stuck with 240 CYA and harsh water restrictions. I don't mean to be a nitpicker, but a weekly "shock" is pool store philosophy, not ours. Would you go to a Chevy forum and suggest someone buy a Ford?

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Thanks for the tip. I did know that about the cleaning of the chlorinator cell. No low levels yet. I do test it regularly, all seems fine. I use bag shock when I do shock it. Occasionally i see a slight haze of green when I sweep it, not bad though. My ph is good, chlorine levels are good. I am getting used to the alkalinity though, which seems to be slightly off, runs around 40.

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    Richard320;
    I apologize for the comment about the shock. I look at this site a lot and may of thought it came from here. Thanks for the tip on embedding.
    Intex 52" x 22' Above ground Ultra Frame Pool. Upgraded to a 1 1/2 Hp Swimline pool pump pushing 2400 gph, 19" Sand Master sand filter, Intex SWG (salt system with E.C.O ( Electrocatalytic Oxidation)). All plumbing converted to 1 1/2 hard and soft pvc. Side wall skimmer attached for a single intake with three returns. One return being a 10 jet fountain (idea from one of the members).

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    What is the new pump model?
    4800G - AG

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    I have a Swimline 19" Sandmaster filter and pump pushing 2400 gph.
    Intex 52" x 22' Above ground Ultra Frame Pool. Upgraded to a 1 1/2 Hp Swimline pool pump pushing 2400 gph, 19" Sand Master sand filter, Intex SWG (salt system with E.C.O ( Electrocatalytic Oxidation)). All plumbing converted to 1 1/2 hard and soft pvc. Side wall skimmer attached for a single intake with three returns. One return being a 10 jet fountain (idea from one of the members).

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    I so want to add a wall skimmer to my intex pool. But I'm so afraid.....

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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    Awesome Job, Looks awesome. I'll be buying that SWG at some point for my pool!
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    Re: New to TFP. Wanted to share my pool and upgrades!!

    jennyblue60,

    It is a little intimidating at first. Just be sure that the pool has been filled for at least a few months to give the pool sides time to stretch out. I used to gasket that came with my skimmer as the template for the cut. After that is was super easy. Just cut slowly with a sharp utility knife and take your time. That cut will make or break you.
    Intex 52" x 22' Above ground Ultra Frame Pool. Upgraded to a 1 1/2 Hp Swimline pool pump pushing 2400 gph, 19" Sand Master sand filter, Intex SWG (salt system with E.C.O ( Electrocatalytic Oxidation)). All plumbing converted to 1 1/2 hard and soft pvc. Side wall skimmer attached for a single intake with three returns. One return being a 10 jet fountain (idea from one of the members).

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