Thinking about upgrading pump and filter

Apr 11, 2017
Shelby, Ohio
I have an Intex UltraFrame 24 x 12 x 52 with SWG that came with it. We had a horrible time last year keeping the dang thing clean and algae free. Seems like the water didn't circulate enough. Thinking about upgrading to the Intex 2150? Possibly adding a Hayward SP1091LX or WM skimmer? Just don't want to be constantly trying to keep the water clear this year.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 7, 2014
Bedford, TX

While upgrading your pump and filter can't hurt, I doubt it was the major cause of your algae.

Pump/filters can't kill algae, they only remove the dead stuff..

The real key to algae elimination is to follow the TFP principles and keep enough chlorine in your pool.

See this link for more info....

Much more info in the "Pool School" link at the top of this page..


Jim R