I going cross eyed trying to learn, help : / I tried search for answers but I get so confused.
I have a 10 y.o. used Lomart pool ( $150) 18'x48" not installed yet. It has a used Lomart sand filter spectra 1. I can't even find an info on it. I cant get the filter gizmos to work so to prevent the pool water from having a disaster I think I should scrap the filter and pump( one has a burn melt mark and the other Flotec seems to be missing a significant part).
I hear a lot about Hayward filters but still don't understand them, there are so many to choose.
what horse power on pump?
Does it come with a cord?
I hear 2 speed is good, ?why is that? So I can run at high speed for disaster time, chemical mixing and low time to save electricity?
I think I have 7,600 gal by the pool volume calculator ( 18' x 48 " round)
I think having a filter/pump bigger than needed comes in handy when the pool turns green ( we have barely any trees-mostly pine on the prairie but we do have blowing prairie dust, possible tumble weed invasion like 8 ft high but that's in non pool season) Did I mention a dog!!!!
I think I would do best with a sand filter, I'm not ready for the big league and need simple. We may have a lab swimming in it and teenagers.
There is a local pool store ( 75 miles for one and 50 the other) that does dough boy -big bucks /lomart pools less expensive same company manufacturing them.
here is one stores pumps, not sure if they have in stock Above Ground Pool Sand Filters | Marina Pool Spa & Patio
Here is one I thought might do, It says "quiet" important as pool is out side of bedroom. GAME SandPRO50 Above Ground Pool Sand Filter | Marina Pool Spa & Patio
This is out first AGP and once the teenager (17) leaves, if he leaves, I don't know how long we would do pool. I do like aqua aerobics and need pool exercising.
I am thinking of ordering the pool liner from Poolsupplies.com.
I will be traveling to the pool store as I have errands near buy and may come home with filter pump and liner if a good price.
I decided on polystyrene foam for the bottom as I fear a wash out of sand. We can get torrential rains or 3-4 " here in the high mountain desert, go figure.
I plan on ordering one of the recommended pool test kits suggested here