Bestway 18' Conversion to Salt water - Newbie questions


May 21, 2021
New York
Pool Size
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Just purchased the Bestway Power Steel Deluxe Series 20' from Sam's Club and it was $399 so I'm trying to get an idea of costs of going the Salt water route

I'm completely green to the pool world so I need a little direction.

It comes with a pump, but the reviews suggest upgrading to a better one. Would I just need the Saltwater system like Krystal SWG CG-2669 plus a better Sand pump?

Is it "easier" to just buy a Combo (If anyone suggests a better option than this)? If I bought a combo would I need anything else?

Thanks so so much!

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Jul 3, 2013
Southern OK
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool SJ-40
Welcome to TFP :)

If you can find the salt water system with the pump and filter it actually works good.. They are way more expensive than last year...

Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump & Saltwater System CG-26679
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