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Thread: Help with choosing pump/filter for 15' above ground

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    Help with choosing pump/filter for 15' above ground

    Hello, I've been doing a lot of reading, but I'm not quite sure what to get for a pump/filter. I expected there to be lots of equipment reviews/comparisons online, but I haven't found many.

    I bought your basic 15' round above ground pool (wally world) last summer -- very much an impulse buy. I live in Northern Maine, so our pool season is very VERY short, and so I'm trying not to spend a mint on this setup. Last year we pretty much just found the most level spot in our yard and set it up on the grass. This year, I'm looking to do things differently.

    I've leveled off a 17' area in the yard, and we're getting ready to set the pool up. The filter/pump that came with the pool was garbage, and I'd like to replace it. I'm leaning toward a cartridge filter, but most of what is discussed here is a little to expensive. I'd prefer not to spend more than $400 on the whole filter/pump setup if possible (is that possible?)

    Again, I'm not looking for top-of-the-line... just something that's better/more reliable than the **** that came with the pool.

    Thanks very much for helping a newbie out.

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    Re: Help with choosing pump/filter for 15' above ground

    I can't vouch for them as I've never used them, but you'll find some "upgrade" pump/filter combos at this link http://www.poolcenter.com/filters_ag_poolstor.htm

    The company is great to deal with.
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    Re: Help with choosing pump/filter for 15' above ground

    Thanks for the link!

    This is certainly in my price range:
    http://www.poolcenter.com/filter_pump_J ... olstor.htm

    Is it way overkill for my little pool?

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    Re: Help with choosing pump/filter for 15' above ground

    I don't think so....should work great.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Help with choosing pump/filter for 15' above ground

    I got my stuff from here... http://www.nationaldiscountpoolsupplies ... iandp.html

    You can get a bigger filter sf area and downsize the pump to lower the cost somewhat.
    18' x 54" Round AG 7500 gallon w/small prefab 2-piece fandeck
    Waterways 200sf Cartridge Filter, 1.5 hp 2-speed pump. 2" pvc piping
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    Re: Help with choosing pump/filter for 15' above ground

    I ordered from NDPS 2 years ago, free shipping at the time and had a postive experience.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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