Intex pump question


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 23, 2010
Albemarle, NC
I currently have a 1000 GPH pump that came with my 18ft x48in AGP.
I have heard the pumps are under sized for the actual pools they sell them with, so I am looking to go up & unfortunately can not afford to go out of the Intex pump price range right now.

Would the 1500 GPH Intex pump actually be any improvement or should I go ahead & go with the 2500 GPH? or would the 2500GPH be overkill?

Melt In The Sun

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Oct 29, 2009
Tucson, AZ
Unless you're having problems, I'd stick with the undersized one and save up for a real pump/filter. They don't cause problems by themselves, and will suffice as long as you don't have any big issues to clean up.


Well-known member
May 15, 2010
Dayton, Ohio
I have the 16' Ultra Frame and upgraded to the 2500 (it is in my price range at $99 inc ship on AMazon). I love it! It has done a wonderful job this year. It is a lot stronger than the 1500. Am planning on sticking with it next year, too. I also upgraded to the Intex Deluxe Vacuum/Maintenance Kit and love that as well. All of this is in my price range. It has been a pretty carefree summer with this Intex equipment.

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