Hello from West Texas


New member
Mar 27, 2017
West Texas
I've had an above ground pool for a couple of years now. I stopped paying other people for chemical care of my pool and started it myself last year. I'm now looking to switch to a sand filter as I know it's much less work and better filtration. Looking forward to reading threads and finding ideas as well as maybe sharing one or two.


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
Howdy WxTx40! :handwave:

Your pool filter *may* just be undersized.....but cartridge filters have a lot of positive attributes. They usually work really well....perhaps yours has a problem? Have you cleaned the cartridges lately?

Sand filters work fine, but generally a bit slower to clear a pool if it has problems.

Yippee :flower:


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 7, 2011
Midland TX
Welcome from another WestTexan! Mildand County here.

You'll be glad you did this I promise you. Enjoy the forum, and don't be shy when you have questions.