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Thread: what type of filter is better? what size pump?

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    what type of filter is better? what size pump?

    it's time to o-haul my 52year old pool.[17x35 ig vinyl]
    i have owened for 10yr.
    this year it gets new pump and filter.
    next year liner.
    i have a 150ft.cartage filter now and a old pump?[can't read size]
    want to over build filter/pump system.filter by at least 4 times
    who likes-earth,sand,cartridge and why?
    what is reqameanded pump for 28,000.gal pool?
    17'x35' ovel 28,000gal.inground
    vinyl liner 150sq,ft, cartidge

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    The largest question on the pump is how much extra do you want to spend up front to save money in the long run? A small single speed pump would be fine, a two speed pump costs more and saves electricity, a variable speed pump costs even more and saves even more electricity. The financial payback depends on your electric rates. High rates make the variable speed pump a good deal, low rates make the single speed pump more attractive.

    I like sand filters, very easy to use with minimal fuss. Every kind of filter has advantages, there is no clear winner for all pools.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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