I have hooked up a Hayward EC40 filter (price was right - FREE) to the original Intex pump/filter combo that came with my pool. I removed the cartridge from the Intex unit and plumbed the EC40 to the pump output using 1-1/2" PVC.
Right now it all works and is keeping the pool sparkly clean running on a 12 hour cycle , *but* I want to add a solar panel and I don't think this pump can move enough water to keep it all working
Now for my real problem...I can't seem to locate any pumps rated at 30gpm(80% of max) Does anyone know of such a pump or can I put some kind of flow restrictor in?
Thanks for your help, this forum is amazing!