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    Recommendation for a small AGP

    I am looking for a recommendation for a cartridge filter and pump for a small above ground pool.



    What is the ideal HP. Is using a .5 HP pump ok? And what about the sq footage for a the cartridge filter?

    Would you guys recommend using this as my timer? It seems fine but my concern is that it will short or get damaged when it rains. I have one of those bubble GFCI outlet boxes but the pump plugs into this and I'm worried about the rain.

    Amazon.com : 24 Hour Above Ground Pool Pump Timer : Swimming Pool Timers : Patio, Lawn Garden



    Thanks!
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Recommendation for a small AGP

    Most Intex owners seem to prefer the sand filter upgrade over the cartridge filters. Maybe take a look at those before you decide.
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    Re: Recommendation for a small AGP

    oops should have clarified this is for a new 15' AGP I will be getting soon with about 5,000 gallons.

    Anyone have a suggestion for a cartridge filter and pump unit? Thanks
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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    Re: Recommendation for a small AGP

    Yes, .5 hp is large enough for a 15" pool. But I'll echo pooldv and suggest that you get a sand filter/pump combo instead. It's much less hassle in the long run. This one would be perfect for your pool: Walmart: Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump

    It has a timer built in, so you won't need a separate timer. Some of the larger Intex cartridge filters have timers too, if you decide you really do want a cartridge system. So wait on the timer until you decide on a pump.

    A saltwater generator is another item you might consider, but resist the urge to get the pump/filter/SWG combo. One part will always fail first, and you'll be left needing to replace the entire unit. Get a stand-alone SWG instead. You can always wait to add that later if you wish.
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