Help determining size of equipment

Mar 16, 2017
Lubbock, Texas
I just purchased a 24 foot round intex pool to start out first time pool owners. I would like to use salt water. I think I need a 1.5 horsepower pump. Can anyone tell me what upgrade of pump to this size and what salt water system to get to go with this pool, please.


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TFP Guide
Jun 26, 2012
Edmond OK
I think 1.5 hp might be overkill. I bought a 1 hp from Wal Mart last year for $229 and it has been great. It's more pump than I need, but would work well for you.

Also, the larger Intex SWG (the 12 g/hr Cl model) would work too.

New pump arrived today