Should I get a Sand Filter for a 10,000 gallon above ground pool?


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May 21, 2020
Kansas City
Someone recommended a Sand Filter to me for my 10,000 gallon above ground pool and said that this would be a quick & easy way to keep the pool water blue.
I have another 10,000 gallon pool that I may install next to it, so in my case [two 10K gallon pools], can you tell me why I should/shouldn't do this and what my options are as far as models go if you think I should consider this?

My biggest worry is that it appears that a sand filter can only filter debris 20 - 40 microns. Meaning for a green pool problem, it may take weeks to filter the cloudy water? When I heard about this disadvantage, it made me not get the sand filter last year because pretty much the *entire reason* for me considering a sand filter solution is to *not* have to worry about the water turning green...
Thank you for your advice.


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Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ