intex pool pumps and filters
Is your Intex pool filter a little… tired? Intex pools are very well known to be a quality pool for the price; a nice starter pool.
Intex Fast Set and Frame Set pools are also known for coming with filters that are a bit on the small side, to make the package price competitive.
If you’ve struggled with Intex pool filter problems, and have ever thought you may need to upgrade someday ~ well, today may be that day!
Benefits of Bigger & Better
The Benefits of a larger filter system are many, suffice it say that when you water is over-filtered, you’ll have fewer pool water problems.
- Larger filter surface area goes longer between cleanings.
- Poor water conditions are cleaned up faster, or prevented.
- Larger pump with basket makes it easy to vacuum to pool.
- Greater suction and circulation keeps the pool cleaner.
Now, let’s get down to some actual equipment recommendations for an Intex pool. I’ve grouped the pump and filter suggestions below by the type of Intex pool – Inflatable Easy Set, Frame Set or Ultra Frame Pool.
Easy Set Pool Filter Systems
These pools have been available in many sizes, from 8′ round, all the way up to 24′. Which is why there are so many sizes of Intex filter pumps for these pools.
Easy Set pools come with an integrated pump and filter unit that is matched to the pool size. These filters are rated in gallons per minute of water flow; 530 gpm, 1000 gpm, 1500 gpm and 2500 gpm.
An easy way to upgrade your Easy Set pool filter is to just buy a larger Intex Filter System, to increase the water volume per hour. They all have the same filter size however, except for the 2500 gpm unit, which uses a larger filter cartridge.
Metal Frame Filter Systems
More water = more pump capacity. Our 24′ round Metal Frame pool is sold with a 2500 gpm cartridge filter. It’s adequate, but if your pool sees a lot of dirt and debris or swimmers and sun, you may need something bigger and better.
Depending on your frame pool size, you could look at the 16″ or 19″ Sand Master filters, with full-tilt pool pumps mounted on a skid, from $330.
If you need even greater filtering capacity, the Hayward EC-30 Perflex DE filter will make any Intex pool shine like a diamond, with the power of diatomaceous earth filtration.
Ultra Frame Filter Systems
Ultra Frame pools need the largest filters, but these pool sets may be sold in the box with one of the smaller filters, which wear out quickly under the strain of so much water.
Ultra Frame pools can use a 19″ Intex sand filter, but if you have one of the larger Ultra Frame pools, you may be better off with the