Pre-Purchase AGP equipment questions

IrishEyesSmiling

Bronze Supporter
May 29, 2016
78
Richmond, VA
Just want someone to double-check this equipment. Package originally came with Hayward equipment, but per TFP's suggestion, I requested a 2 speed pump and they changed to Pentair. I'm all for saving in the long run so if I pay extra to upgrade now only to enjoy the benefits later count me in!! I plan to attempt the TFPC.

15x30x54" AGP
Pentair 19" Sand Dollar 150lb sand filter with a 1.5HP 2SP Dynamo pump
Hayward AquaTrol (18K gallons)
 

CJadamec

TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
2,323
Quaker Hill, CT
Sounds like you have a great plan going. The only suggestion I have is to get a 30-40k gallon rated salt cell for your size pool. You will have to run the pump less and the cell should last about twice as long.
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
9,834
Evans, Georgia
If you buy a Pentair SWG instead of the Hayward, making it 3 Pentair products at once, I believe they will extend the warranty.

Yippee :flower:
 

IrishEyesSmiling

Bronze Supporter
May 29, 2016
78
Richmond, VA
Excellent - I've asked for the Pentair SWG options. Thanks so much!! Do you think it's necessary to upgrade the Sand Dollar from SD 40 (150lbs) to SD 60 (250lbs)?
 

CJadamec

TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
2,323
Quaker Hill, CT
A bigger sand filter will go longer between backwashes. For your setup you wont notice much else BUT it won't hurt you to go bigger either. If the cost difference isn't much and fits your budget go for it.
 

CJadamec

TFP Expert
Apr 29, 2016
2,323
Quaker Hill, CT
In general the Pentair equipment is good stuff. If you end up going with a SWG get at least the i30. You want to size the salt cell for at least double the gallons in your pool. The cell will last longer and you wont have to run your pump as long to maintain chlorine levels.
 

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