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    I need a better filter/pump. Need suggestions!

    I have an Intex filter/pump. I have had to have it replaced once already by the company because of poor performance. I would like to get a new system for next summer, and I figure that some places will have this type of product on sale or clearance this time of the year.

    I have an Intex, 13500gal, metal frame, 24x52 AG pool. It has the holes cut out in the sides, especially for Intex pumps. Is this going to be an issue when wanting to get a new kind of pump?

    I have no idea about what a "good" filter/pump system consists of. Or what is a good "brand"?? Or good type? My parents had an EARTH pump, when I was a kid. And my neighbor used to have a SAND pump?? I need an effective, easy to take care of pump. (who doesn't need that though ) Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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    Pool-Mom
    AG, 13500gal, 24x52 Intex Metal Frame, Krystal Clear Filter Pump Model 633, with Intex SWG

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    Re: I need a better filter/pump. Need suggestions!

    well this set-up may cost you around 500 or so, but has served me extremely well this past summer

    0.5hp pentair superflo (Very quiet pump)
    Hayward S220T (250lb) High rate sand filter.

    Now may be a time to shop around craigslist as well, you may be able to score some nice used pool equipment. Generally you want to oversize your filter and use the smalest hp pump needed for your application.
    24'x52" AGP (13,500 Gallons), Intex SWG, (2)Solar Bear 4x20 panels, Hayward S220T Filter, 1/2hp Pentair Superflo

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    Re: I need a better filter/pump. Need suggestions!

    Quote Originally Posted by dmanb2b
    0.5hp pentair superflo (Very quiet pump)
    Hayward S220T (250lb) High rate sand filter.
    I Googled both the Filter and the pump you suggested, they are both listed for In-Ground Pools. Does that make a difference?? And do you need some kind of adapter to hook that kind of system to an Intex Vinyl sided pool with the cut out holes??
    AG, 13500gal, 24x52 Intex Metal Frame, Krystal Clear Filter Pump Model 633, with Intex SWG

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    Re: I need a better filter/pump. Need suggestions!

    The Dynamo is Pentair's AG pump. You probably don't need more than the 3/4 HP.
    Mark
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