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Posted:  5/28/2009 2:17 PM #24243
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Last Post:6/23/2009
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Subject: Switching from Cartridge to Sand Filter
I have a Jacuzzi Tri-Clops cartridge filter and am planning to switch to a sand filter (can't get replacement cartridges and non-oem replacements with conversion kit costs more than a sand filter, cleaning cartridges is a pain, etc). Questions on selecting a sand filter:

1. I have a 1HP pump motor. What if I got a filter tank that (if the pump came with it) uses a 3/4 HP motor?

2. My pool is in-ground and 19,000 gallons. Should I get a filter that has an 8 hour turnover rate of at least 19,000 gallons?

3. What about sand quantity? Should it use 100 Lb, 200 Lb, 300 Lb, or what?

4. Anything else to consider?

Any help very much appreciated.


Posted:  5/29/2009 8:43 AM #24251
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If you are going to use your existing pump, your turnover rate is already determined. Don't get a filter designed for a smaller pump. You may experience dirt being forced through the sand or even sand being blown into the pool. The larger the filter, the better. You'll get better flow and less frequent backwashing.

Posted:  5/29/2009 2:38 PM #24254
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Last Post:7/13/2018
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Look at the Hayward Side Mount Sand Filter, seen here. The S244SV


[Edited on 4/11/2019 by Rob Cox]

Posted:  6/8/2009 11:11 AM #24307
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Last Post:6/23/2009
Member Since:7/29/2006
Thanks Andy - I ordered the S244.

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