About to pull the trigger on new pump, filter, and SWG for pool...want input


Well-known member
Jun 15, 2016
Southington, CT
I want to revamp my pool gear, and want minimum maintenance. I am sick of falling behind with adding chlorine, and getting a green pool, and having to SLAM and clean filter constantly.

So I am thinking of going with a sand filter and a SWG.

These are what I'm looking at getting, but am unsure if the filter and pump are adequate. I don't want to spend a crazy amount more than I should, but I do want gear I will be happy with.

Filter - Hayward Sand Filter with Top Mount Valve 24 Inch Tank - W3S244T

Pump - PowerFlo Matrix Pump 1 HP - SP1592 - W3SP1592

SWG - CircuPool RJ-30 PLUS Salt Chlorine Generator

Any thoughts? 24' above ground 48" pool. Any input would be great, thanks.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
You either switch it or you have to use a dual timer if there is some reason you would want to run high speed on a regular basis. Only reason might be a pool cleaner of some sort.

If you manually vacuum, then you can manually switch it to high speed when you need to vac.