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    Hello All. New pool owner here

    I am a new pool owner. I have a 12 ft pool that is 3 ft deep. The pump that came with it isn't the best. I am looking for advice on what would be a good filter and pump to buy. I am moving up to a 24 ft pool next yr.
    I have a 12 foot pool. new to owning one. I am looking for advice on a good pump and filter system

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    Patrick_B's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Hello All. New pool owner here

    Welcome to TFP!

    If you don't mind the added cost since you are upgrading next year, you could consider the smallest of sand filters by intex or Hayward above ground sand filters. You couldn't use one of these on the 24' next year, but that's a decision for you on the extra cost this year. I might consider roughing it this season with what you have. Good luck, and welcome again to the forum.
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    Jun 2014
    South-Central Texas, Marion/San Antonio

    Re: Hello All. New pool owner here

    Nice to have you with us at TFP. Look around the site as much as you like and also try the "Search" feature, putting it to good use at the top of the page. There is a ton of information archived in there. As you get time, please read the links you see in many of our signatures as they will help guide you early on. And something we say all the time here at TFP ... get yourself the proper test kit! (see TF-100 link below) The proper test kit is everything. Why? Because we've all learned (from personal experience) you cannot reply on pool store tests, test strips, or simple over-the-counter kits. They don't read Free Chlorine (FC) or Cyanuric Acid (CYA) levels accurately or to the high levels we need.

    Other than that, it's warming-up fast, so enjoy your swimming season. Keep us posted on your upgrade.
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