Where do you all get your adapters to upgrade filter systems ?

mac1911

In The Industry
Jul 31, 2019
10
plymouth
Current pool is a Summer waves 16x48 5200 gal pool with the through the side Skimmer/pump/filter all in one unit. with a claim of 1500gph going through the small A type filters.
Last year I did not have any problems with filtration running the pump at least 8 hours a day and changing filters 1 week. aprox 10 weeks of filters here in NE Mass.

This year my wife decided to run the filter less to try and cut cost on electricity.....turned into a algae bloom and eventually the death of the current pool with problems coming later in the algae fight.....thats another story.

Any how I would like to up date the filter if its needed for this pool and pump/filter system if it will save money in the long run ?

I have a older intex sand pump given to me by my neighbor but its only a 100gph increase over current set up.? Although trying to run it with current fittings and set up has ne scratching my head as I dont know of any local places to find fittings and adapters?
 

mas985

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LifeTime Supporter
May 3, 2007
12,674
Pleasanton, CA
Do you use a puck chlorinator or SWG? When reducing run time, generally, you need to increase the chlorination rate of your chlorinator (puck or SWG). Otherwise, you end up putting less chlorine in the pool. Shortening run time while keep FC levels the same should not cause algae problems. Filtering is not related to algae but FC levels definitely are related. So changing out your filter should not have an effect on energy use. However, it could have an effect on your cartridge use. Must the cartridges be replaced each time instead of cleaned? Getting a filter that can use reusable cartridges can save money.
 

mac1911

In The Industry
Jul 31, 2019
10
plymouth
Do you use a puck chlorinator or SWG? When reducing run time, generally, you need to increase the chlorination rate of your chlorinator (puck or SWG). Otherwise, you end up putting less chlorine in the pool. Shortening run time while keep FC levels the same should not cause algae problems. Filtering is not related to algae but FC levels definitely are related. So changing out your filter should not have an effect on energy use. However, it could have an effect on your cartridge use. Must the cartridges be replaced each time instead of cleaned? Getting a filter that can use reusable cartridges can save money.
I change filters weekly as they get pretty nasty with debris
I would rather update to a larger system More GPH if its cost effective