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    Filters/Pumps..

    Theres so many different kinds... and different prices...

    My question is, Whats the best for a 5000 gallon pool..
    I mean I only spent 350 for the pool on sale..
    I dont really wanna spend more for a pump/filter than I spend on the pool..
    Granted the Filter has a KEY job...
    I currently have the INTEX 1500 gph... Is that good for now?
    Or should I upgrade ASAP? Should I go to SAND? seems like alot of people LIKE sand...

    i guess I just want the best bang for my buck considering I dont have ALOT invested in the actual
    pool structure...

    Thanks for any advice...

    Brad
    16x48 intex ultraframe. 5300 +or-
    cheapo intex filter for now.
    Taylor k2006.
    Working on the partial wrap around deck
    NEED to add a skimmer!

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    Re: Filters/Pumps..

    You just got the pool?

    I would spend more time mastering the chemistry. While I'm not downplaying the filter, the chemistry is key to keeping a sparkly clean pool.
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    Re: Filters/Pumps..

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on your new gateway pool!

    Agree 100% with Tim, water chemistry is 90% and filter is 10%. You've got a good test kit to start with. But, when you get tired of those Intex cartridges you should take a look at the Intex sand filter. Everyone likes them. Get a bigger one so it is big enough for your next pool.

    Here are some of my fave Pool School articles to get you started
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: Filters/Pumps..

    Thanks guys. Been very loyal about testing water
    so far so good. I have a biology background and actually run a lab
    at work for testing waste water. Lol so I won't have an issue with the chemistry
    part.
    16x48 intex ultraframe. 5300 +or-
    cheapo intex filter for now.
    Taylor k2006.
    Working on the partial wrap around deck
    NEED to add a skimmer!

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