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Thread: Hello from West Texas

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    WsTx40's Avatar
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    Mar 2017
    West Texas

    Hello from West Texas

    I've had an above ground pool for a couple of years now. I stopped paying other people for chemical care of my pool and started it myself last year. I'm now looking to switch to a sand filter as I know it's much less work and better filtration. Looking forward to reading threads and finding ideas as well as maybe sharing one or two.
    Above Ground 18' x 33'
    Steel legs, aluminum walls
    1 1/2 hp cartridge filter

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    Jan 2012
    'burbs of Augusta, Georgia

    Re: Hello from West Texas

    Howdy WxTx40!

    Your pool filter *may* just be undersized.....but cartridge filters have a lot of positive attributes. They usually work really well....perhaps yours has a problem? Have you cleaned the cartridges lately?

    Sand filters work fine, but generally a bit slower to clear a pool if it has problems.

    Maddie :) 12K Fiberglass IG, Infinity 4000 automatic cover, SWCG, Hayward Sand Filter, Hayward 1.5 Pump, Doheny Discovery Robot, Savi Melody LED pool lights, outdoor speakers and other assorted doo-dads. Sundance Altamar Hot Tub.
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    Jun 2011
    Midland TX

    Re: Hello from West Texas

    Welcome from another WestTexan! Mildand County here.

    You'll be glad you did this I promise you. Enjoy the forum, and don't be shy when you have questions.
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