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Thread: DIfferent Hayward SWGs for above ground pools?

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    DIfferent Hayward SWGs for above ground pools?

    I am going to install a 27' 16k gallon above ground pool. Hayward recomends the Aqua Trol which is rated up to 18k gallons. Does anyone use this model? Will it be large enough for my pool?
    Chris
    27' 17k gallon AGP
    Hayward 1.5hp 2 speed Powerflo pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite 25k SWG
    Hayward 24" Pro sand filter with 150 pounds zeolite

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    Re: DIfferent Hayward SWGs for above ground pools?

    Once you are up to sizes like 27' most people treat the pool as permanently installed, which means PVC plumbing instead of hoses and hard wired electrical connections, instead on plug in. If you are using PVC plumbing and hard wired electrical you should use an in-ground SWG. If you have hoses and a plug in pump, then the Aqua Trol is a good choice.

    The Aqua Trol will work with your pool. I like to oversize the SWG a little more than that, but that shouldn't be a big problem.
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    Re: DIfferent Hayward SWGs for above ground pools?

    I ordered a 24" Hayward sand filter and a 2 speed powerflo matrix 1.5hp pump. I am still torn about the SWG. I have 3 options:

    1 aqua trol return jet model
    2 aqua trol inline model
    3 aqua rite 25k model

    Are people happy with the return jet model, it is more or less half the price of the aqua rite 25k model. I don't really like the idea of putting an 18k max gallon SWG on a 17k gal pool, seems like I am pushing the limits, but I would like to save ~$400.

    Chris
    27' 17k gallon AGP
    Hayward 1.5hp 2 speed Powerflo pump
    Hayward Aqua Rite 25k SWG
    Hayward 24" Pro sand filter with 150 pounds zeolite

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    Re: DIfferent Hayward SWGs for above ground pools?

    My AGP is smaller (30X15 so around 12K gal) and the AquaTrol (inline) has been fine. I redid my plumbing to 2 inch PVC, which required a little creativity with fittings to accomodate the AquaTrol. I would consider the larger capacity SWG however, for a 16K gal pool.
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