Any opinions on the Intex sand filter? about $200

dannypool

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Jun 10, 2009
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GCS

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Jul 28, 2008
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No idea on this one but I can tell you what I did for my 18' Intex was to get a used Sand filter and pump from craigslist. I got a Hayward 180T and 1HP pump for $100. Worked great.

I recently sold the same filter and pump on craigslist about 18 months later for $105.

This worked very well for my 18' metal frame Intex until I got rid of this year in favor of the 27' steel wall pool that is being put in today at my house.

Greg
 

Crzyfrlss1

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Jun 6, 2008
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Central, CT
If that Intex sand filter has a motor like any of the others they make I would avoid it, they're not known for lasting very long.

I would also try looking on craigslist, I found my filter for $75 and had to buy a pump separately but I still came out ahead.

I usually use the search term "pool" when looking for pool stuff on c-list as it gives me the most results.
 

dannypool

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Jun 10, 2009
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I will keep watching craigslist for a real filter, and hold off on this one i guess.

@mcoonan - with your 3 2x20 solar setup how much temp rise can you get in a day? I ask because my 16x48 is similar in size and you are also in the north (michigan here) ... just running my 3 2x20 panel (sun heater) for the first time today (overcast today and rain for most of the week btw :( )

thanks
 

mcoonan

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Aug 1, 2008
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Mendota Heights, MN
dannypool said:
I will keep watching craigslist for a real filter, and hold off on this one i guess.

@mcoonan - with your 3 2x20 solar setup how much temp rise can you get in a day? I ask because my 16x48 is similar in size and you are also in the north (michigan here) ... just running my 3 2x20 panel (sun heater) for the first time today (overcast today and rain for most of the week btw :( )

thanks
Mine run from 7am till 7pm. Last summer I got about a 10 -14 degree rise on a daily basis. Right now they are disconected because of a new roof installed and just have not gotten to them. The Honey Do list keeps on getting longer and longer! LOL :whip:
Mike
 

jsf0656

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Apr 25, 2010
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south georgia
i'm in the process of setting up my intex sand filter to replace my 2000 gal pump. i should have it done mon or tues. i will post pics and my impressions of it when i get it up and running. feels like a quality piece. i went with it because of the easy connections to my existing intex equip.
 

pitmanr2003

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May 21, 2010
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I just got mine put in friday and all i can say is wow!! it moves what seems to be 10 times as much water than my 1500 that came with pool. Now I need to find a cheap vacuum
 

dannypool

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Jun 10, 2009
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Thanks for the feedback. I actually ended up buying a cartridge filter used on craigslist. It was $100, and I can't believe how much better of a job it does compared to my intex 2500 (which I thought did a great job). When I connected it (1 1/2" so connection was easy) I blew the return eye into the pool ... Guess it was a little loose ;). Working great now.

Glad it sounds like the filters are working well.
 

mcoonan

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Aug 1, 2008
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Mendota Heights, MN
Dannypool,
Now start looking for the solar panels. I think that I may have to adjust mine a bit, 93 degrees @ 10:00 PM last night is a little to warm for my taste. But the better half really liked it. LOL
Mike
 

jsf0656

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Apr 25, 2010
313
south georgia
JerseyKRS said:
I have it and am very pleased with it. It's not very loud and it does a more than adequate job of filtering and moving water.
i will echo those comments. very pleased with mine also! i have pics on the intex thread in above ground pool section. :cool:
 

crek31

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Jun 28, 2009
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GCS said:
No idea on this one but I can tell you what I did for my 18' Intex was to get a used Sand filter and pump from craigslist. I got a Hayward 180T and 1HP pump for $100. Worked great.

I recently sold the same filter and pump on craigslist about 18 months later for $105.

This worked very well for my 18' metal frame Intex until I got rid of this year in favor of the 27' steel wall pool that is being put in today at my house.

Greg
Greg, when you put the Hayward on the 18' Intex, was it plug and play, or did you have to do something to modify the connections to have it work on the intex fittings? Thanks.
 

fsteve65

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Jun 24, 2011
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Cape Girardeau, Mo
I have it and it is an excellent filter does a great job of keeping the pool clean they have a 2 year warranty and are well built i have friends that have used them for several years with no complaints.
 
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