Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: FIlter

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Waukesha, Wi
    Posts
    27

    FIlter

    I had an intex easy set pool 18 x 48. Want to upgrade to an 18 x 52 hard side pool. My question is: can I use the filter system that came with the intex which is 1500 gpm on the new hardside
    pool. I also have the intex salt water system attached to the filter. Can I use them both on the new pool?

  2. Back To Top    #2


    TFP Guide

    domct203's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    3,915

    Re: FIlter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernap01 View Post
    I had an intex easy set pool 18 x 48. Want to upgrade to an 18 x 52 hard side pool. My question is: can I use the filter system that came with the intex which is 1500 gpm on the new hardside
    pool. I also have the intex salt water system attached to the filter. Can I use them both on the new pool?
    I had the Intex 2500 GPM sandfilter on my 18' X 48" Ultraframe and felt that it was undersized for that pool.

    I recommend you invest in a larger filter and pump.

    What size is the SWG? The 15K gallon unit is the smallest I would use.
    Dom - TFP Guide
    Intex 18' X 48" Ultra Frame AGP 6700 gallons | Two Intex CS8110 SWG's | Hayward Pro Series 21" Sandfilter | Hayward 1.5HP Power Flo Matrix pump | Hayward Thru-wall Skimmer | Wanda the Whale | 72 sq ft of Sungrabber Solar Panels with Hayward GLC-2P-A | Taylor K2006 Test Kit, Sample Sizer & Speed Stir | Click Here To Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,964

    Re: FIlter

    Intex filters and pumps are ALWAYS undersized and inadequate. I would not use them.

    Intex marketing plan is to sell you markedly inferior pumps and filters so you can buy larger ones (from intex) when you discover the problem.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Waukesha, Wi
    Posts
    27

    Re: FIlter

    Can you leave an Ultra frame up all winter? I live in wisconsin

  5. Back To Top    #5


    TFP Guide
    jeffchap's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Edmond OK
    Posts
    1,753

    Re: FIlter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernap01 View Post
    Can you leave an Ultra frame up all winter? I live in wisconsin


    I live much farther south than you, but we have had some hard freezes. I have left mine up over the past 3 winters with no problems. I do of course disconnect all hoses and drain below the skimmer before I cover it.

    It's my opinion that they are more likely to receive damage from folding them up and storing them than they are from freezing.
    25000 gallon free-form gunite
    Jandy Stealth pump/CL340 cartridge filter
    Pentair IC40 SWG
    Pentair MasterTemp 250HD heater
    Jandy AquaLink RS automation

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Waukesha, Wi
    Posts
    27

    Re: FIlter

    Quote Originally Posted by domct203 View Post
    I had the Intex 2500 GPM sandfilter on my 18' X 48" Ultraframe and felt that it was undersized for that pool.

    I recommend you invest in a larger filter and pump.

    What size is the SWG? The 15K gallon unit is the smallest I would use.
    The SWG is the ECO 8110 which I believe is for pools up to 15,000 gal.

  7. Back To Top    #7


    TFP Guide

    domct203's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    CT
    Posts
    3,915

    Re: FIlter

    Quote Originally Posted by Ernap01 View Post
    Can you leave an Ultra frame up all winter? I live in wisconsin
    I live in CT, I've left mine up the past two winters.


    Dom - TFP Guide
    Intex 18' X 48" Ultra Frame AGP 6700 gallons | Two Intex CS8110 SWG's | Hayward Pro Series 21" Sandfilter | Hayward 1.5HP Power Flo Matrix pump | Hayward Thru-wall Skimmer | Wanda the Whale | 72 sq ft of Sungrabber Solar Panels with Hayward GLC-2P-A | Taylor K2006 Test Kit, Sample Sizer & Speed Stir | Click Here To Become a TFP Supporter!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •