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    Filternot keeping up

    We have a 12ft intex pool. We have 5 kids in the pool almost all day the filter doesn't seem to e keeping up the water alwasy seemscloudy. Can I buy a igger filter for these pools.
    Cheryl
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    Yes you can buy a bigger filter, but before that, try running the filter 24/7, and switch from using any powdered chemicals in the water. That will give your filter the best chance to keep up.
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    Those cartridges don't seem very big. I imagine they need cleaned fairly frequently?

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    I have a 24ft intex easy set pool, and NO the pump/filter cannot keep up with a high bather load. I agree with the first poster, use only liquids in it, clean the filter daily, and cover it.

    I have a hayward pump/filter for mine now, and the difference is amazing, however you are looking at investing another $500-$750 in your pool.NONE of the intex fittings or hoses will work with a regular pump/filter.
    Hurricane Rita did not kill me, but she killed my pool!


    Intex 36'X18'x52" "elliptical pool"/ Hayward 220 filter/1HP pump 14,364 gal, or so

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