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    Angry Thinking about upgrading pump and filter

    I have an Intex UltraFrame 24 x 12 x 52 with SWG that came with it. We had a horrible time last year keeping the dang thing clean and algae free. Seems like the water didn't circulate enough. Thinking about upgrading to the Intex 2150? Possibly adding a Hayward SP1091LX or WM skimmer? Just don't want to be constantly trying to keep the water clear this year.

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    Re: Thinking about upgrading pump and filter

    GS,

    While upgrading your pump and filter can't hurt, I doubt it was the major cause of your algae.

    Pump/filters can't kill algae, they only remove the dead stuff..

    The real key to algae elimination is to follow the TFP principles and keep enough chlorine in your pool.

    See this link for more info.... https://www.troublefreepool.com/cont...at-is-tfpc-bbb

    Much more info in the "Pool School" link at the top of this page..

    Thanks,

    Jim R
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

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