Sand or cartridge filter

mojopool

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May 17, 2014
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TUCSON, AZ
Currently I have the intex SWG with catridge filter all in one. Its mostly my small dog and 2 adults who use our tiny pool for cooling off here inTucson....is there any advantage to having a sand filter instead of cartridge on my small 10' x 30" pool?
 

pooldv

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The Intex sand filter is a lot better than the cartridge filter. And it will be big enough when you upgrade to a bigger pool next summer. :)
 

pooldv

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Not the Intex cartridge filter. It is less than bueno.

The smaller one is fine, but bigger is always better with filters.
 

Austintatious

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Oct 13, 2014
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Why are you not considering a DE filter? it is the BEST filtration and they aren't really that hard to clean. I dont backwash at all and only clean/replace the DE 2-3 times a year unless we get a lot of rain. It cost me 10 bucks in DE and about 30 min total.
 

mojopool

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May 17, 2014
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TUCSON, AZ
DE filters are more expensive arent they? This our third year with this little pool. We dont want to spend alot of money, but upgrading to a sand filter is not that expensive. I found one for $98.00.