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Intex 2800 GPH Above Ground Pool Sand Filter Pump

$159.99
Was $299.99
(57 Reviews)
SKU: 28647EG
Brand: Intex
Condition: New
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The Intex 2800 GPH Above Ground Pool Sand Filter Pump provides cool, refreshing, clear water, and less hassle every swim season.

If you are tired of buying and replacing pool filter cartridges, this filter is the one for you. With virtually no maintenance, your sand pump only needs replacement every five years.

This sand pump features a powerful motor, 6-way valve, pressure gauge and a built-in timer. It meets the UL standards and is an excellent upgrade to the filter cartridge system on your Intex Above Ground Swimming Pool (Easy Set, Metal Frame and Ultra Frame -- up to 12,800 gallons).

Simple to use and easy to operate, this Intex 2800 GPH Above Ground Pool Sand Filter will outperform your standard cartridge filters and keep your pool crystal clean.

  • Heavy-duty 14-inch sand filter - requires approximately 55 pounds of sand (sand not included)
  • Simple to use and easy to operate filter that will outperform your standard cartridge filters
  • Powerful 0.6 HP / 2,800 GPH keeps your water sparkling clean
    • Pump Flow Rate: 2,800 GPH
    • System Flow Rate: 2,150 GPH
  • Easy operation 6-way valve makes maintenance easy, giving options to backwash, rinse, recirculate, drain, filter, and close system
  • Strainer basket included on pump prolongs the life of the sand and is easy cleaning
  • Includes 2 1.5-inch connector hoses
  • Does NOT include plunger valves and 1.5-inch inlet/outlet fittings
  • Built-in 24 hour timer enables you to set automatic filtration times for the pool to save on daily maintenance
  • Pressure gauge read out
  • GFCI electrical protection, works with your standard 110-120V Outlet
  • Ideal for (but not at all limited to) Intex pools such as:
    • Ultra Frame 18-foot
    • Ultra Frame Rectangular 24 x 12 foot
    • Wood Grain Frame 16 feet x 8 inches
  • Warranty: 2 years
  • Package Dimensions: 26.25 x 23.375 x 15.75 inches
  • Weight: 45 pounds
Written by from MI on May 10, 2011
Great Filter

Great filter, threw the cartridge filter in the trash and elected to go with the sand filter.. Easy set-up. Cleaned my 16 x 42 pool up in on one day after fill up.. Took a week and a half with the cartridge filter plus 6 filters at $10 per.. Will pay for it's self within the 1st yr.. No leaks, looks good. Should have done this 4 yrs ago..

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from South Carolina on Jul 9, 2011
Worth It...Big Difference Maker

We have a 15' x 48" above ground pool.  Stayed cloudy all the time.  The terribly undersized cartridge filter system it came with was not doing the job.  Plus a pain dealing with the filters to constantly clean and replace.  Ordered this sand filter and pump, hooked it up, and within a day, crystal clear water.  Came with everything we needed, including any adapters, except for the sand ($7.50 at local pool store).  Easy to follow intructions and DVD helped out very much.   Now we are not ashamed to have guests over.  Get this for your smaller sized A/G pools.  Lot less time maintaining, and more time enjoying the pool!

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Looks Good
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from MA on Aug 19, 2011
Excellent no more green water~!

GREAT pump, no more buying filters every 3'd week...  Buy the sand 1 x every 3 years...  The pool water has sparkled ever since purchasing...

The sand - for 50 pounds is $10.00 that is all you need for 3 yrs.

One hint, be sure the plug is always under shelter or covered in some way as it will trip off if it rains hard...

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by on Jun 6, 2011
Love this filter

Best purchase we could've made.  Wish we hadn't waited 3 years!

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • best thing we could've purchased for the pool!
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Written by from reno, NV on Aug 18, 2011
GREAT PUMP FOR THE MONEY!

This pump is perfect for your average above ground pool. It may seem like too much, but it isn't. No more filters to clean or buy. Almost zero maintenance. Keeps our 20' round 48" deep pool, crystal clear. Takes two minutes every two weeks to backflush. Sand is said to last 5 years. Really quite and moves the water really well. Timer works good, but is a little too simple. I would recomend spending the money and leaving the cruddy filters and extra maintenance behind. I love it. Takes the work out of pool ownership.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by on Aug 19, 2011
Good Value Alternative to Cartridge Filter

This sand filter is a good deal for the money, and good alternative to the cartridge filter system that comes with most above ground pools.  I put it on a 2000 gallon poly pool from Walmart.  I had to buy an adapter from the local pool place for the intake, and had to enlarge the hole for the outlet. BTW, I was worried about how to do this, but it turns out you can just cut into the liner without worrying about it ripping (or at least it worked for me). 

Another benefit is that the pump is strong enough to run a real vacuum, so I don't have to use the water hose vacuum.

If you have an above-ground pool you might as well plan on buying one fo these, or spending a lot more on cartridges, water, chemicals, and time.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • cheap and works good
Cons
  • connectors for non-intex pools
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Written by from East Texas on Aug 20, 2011
Choice is Krystal Klear

I can never go back and wished I had never known the pleated filters ever existed.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Quiet
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Written by from london, ky on Aug 18, 2011 Verified Buyer
A pump that makes a difference

It makes cleaning the pool so much easier. You can pay for the pump by saving on what you normally spend on filters the first year. I absolutely love the difference it has made.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • has made a huge difference in keeping the pool clean, especially after a rain. We don't have to use as many chemicals and I love that. I would recommend to anyone
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Written by from Florida on Aug 29, 2011
Clean Pool

The pump arrived quickly and it was easy to assemble.  It works great - I vacuum the pool then backwash the filter, very simple.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
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Written by from Slidell, Louisiana on Aug 23, 2011
Sand 1 Cartridge 0

This is a high-speed upgrade for an original cartridge low-speed, inadequate filter.  Our down-South heat index has lingered in the 105 degree range all summer...algae love it. But with this new sand filter we finally got ahead of the algae and now (after a week of use) the pool stays clear 24/7 and clear between shocks.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Cons
  • The install instructions were confusing but the unit was simple to assemble anyway
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Written by from Kingsport, TN on Aug 18, 2011 Verified Buyer
Just what we needed

This filter and pump were just what we needed.  We were having trouble with the cartridge type filters and keeping the pool clean.  When our third filter quit, we decided to upgrade to this setup.  What a difference.  The pool is now crystal clear and easy to keep clean and our chemicals seem to be more stable.  We are very satisfied.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • Efficient
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Written by from Florida on Aug 31, 2011 Verified Buyer
A Must Have!
Excellent product at a great price.
Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Illinois on Aug 20, 2011
Excellent product

This was the best investment for my intex pool. There is not worry to replace cartridges and the water has been crystal clear all summer. Vacuuming is much easier as the fine particles are captured in the sand. Well worth the money and saves a lot of time maintenance wise.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by on Sep 8, 2011
great

it was an easy quick process and it works great.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Allenton, WI on Sep 1, 2011 Verified Buyer
Impressed!

Very simple set-uup.  Our pool is crystal clear!

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Florida on Oct 1, 2011
Awesome

Great product.  This item was purchased for our swimming pool.  If you have am Intex 16x48 pool this product is a definite.  The filtering system that is sent with this pool is not strong enough to push the water and circulate chemicals that are necessary to keep your pool sparkling clear. 

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • Keeps our pool sparkling clear.
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Written by from Connecticut on Aug 19, 2011
My last hope!

Was very easy set up and COMPLETELY satisfied with the filtration system. Great for my pool! Cleaned up the pool in a day.Great price, shipped and arrived in perfect shape! Awesome filter/pump!

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by on Aug 19, 2011
Intex 1600 GPH Krystal Klear Sand Filter Pool Pump

Excellent product.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Tucson, Arizona on Jun 24, 2011 Verified Buyer
Intex Sand Filter 1600 GPH Krystal Klear Pool Pump
Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from NC on Aug 19, 2011 Verified Buyer
Works Great!

Works great for my 16' intex pool.  I only run it 4 hours a day.  Much better than the cartridges.  Only need one 50 lb. bag of sand from your local pool shop.  It's the best price I could find with shipping included.  The shipping was fast and I would recommend to anyone.  I wish I made this purchase sooner.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Kansas on Jun 12, 2012 Verified Buyer
Amazing difference

Bought the 15 ft. blue pool, set it up, filled it with well water. Brownish Green once it finally filled. Two weeks of changing/cleaning the paper filters and LOTS of chemicals later I ordered the sand filter. It set up in about 30 minutes. I let it run overnight the first day and the water was clear then next morning. There was lots of stuff on the bottom, but it was easy to clean once I could see it. Then a couple hours of the filter on cleaned up the small particles that escape when you vac. the pool.

It has been running 4 hours a day for the last couple weeks and it is amazing. Intended to shock the pool this week, turned the pump on, then was sidetracked by kid activities... the next morning it was so clear, I went a few more days without shocking the pool. Now shocking is more of a routine thing than a necessity. Why oh why did I not order this from the start. Now anyone who asks about the pool, I recommend the sand filter from the start. Make it easy on yourself! We are using 1/4 of the chemicals and the pool is WAY cleaner than any one I have ever had- the skimmer rocks too. (we have had several of the pop up pools)

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Works
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Written by from florida on Jul 10, 2012
LOVING MY POOL NOW!

Best investment I made for my pool. Algae doesn't stand a chance with this filter. Keeps my pool clean with once a week maintenence, which I don't mind 'cuz with the vaccum hose to swiftly clean it I get to get in and get wet!  Cute and great value compared to buying filter catridges all the time just to make my pool look like it should AND saves me water. NO MORE RINSING those stupid filters anymore! The down side is they did not include a backwash hose or adapter for fitting one on the valve and the prefilter housing needs to be supported underneath. When you need to open it for cleaning or letting air out you need to apply a little pressure to twist it back on. INTEX, please design the cap with an air release valve like you did on the filter/pump combo. It's sooo much more convenient.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • GREAT VALUE 4 THE MONEY
Cons
  • Accessories for complete use
  • No support under pre-filter housing
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Written by from Maine on Jun 8, 2012
Great upgrade for 18' Pool

I have an 18' Intex Pool that holds about 5000 gallons of water, and the original filter pump that came with it was just not big enough to circulate the water at a rate to keep it clean.   Local pool company said that adding a sand filter pump was the best thing I could have done to help keep the water clean.  Great value for the price since I also needed new plunger valves and hoses to hook everything up.  The package came with all new fittings, valves, hoses, pump and filter.  All the connections with the hoses and valves to the pool and the pump can be tightened just by hand.  No leaks anymore!  Getting the new package made setting up the pool so much easier this year.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
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Written by from northwest, Indiana on May 25, 2012
Amazing filter compared to old one!!!
This filter is so amazing compared to the old cartridge filter that came with the pool. I have an 18' X 48" intex metal frame pool. I used the cartridge filter for 2 years and I was soooo tired of constantly cleaning the fiter. I couldnt afford to purchase a new one every week, so I used the hose! Then, to constantly using shock to make sure the pool stayed clear. I just installed this filter and what a amazing item! As soon as I turned it on I was happy to see how powerful the water was coming into the pool! Quick set up, easy if you know how to follow simple instructions. You have to purchase sand for the filter, that is the only extra product to buy. I also purchased a skimmer for the pool. This product was also very easy to install. Both products work get together!!!! I will never use another cartridge filter again!!!!
Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Harned, KY on Oct 9, 2012 Verified Buyer
love it

When ordering i was told it would be 5 days for delivery...2 days I had it. Very fast delivery. The set up was good except for one problem with the connectors to be attached to the inside and out (input-output) they were much to large for our original hoses. We did have to cut the holes larger in which made me a little scared about what if we totally ruin the liner. It all worked out. I put the whole pump together the only thing I didn't do was cut the holes.  I have a couple of complaints...the instruction booklet has nothing on winterizing or how to use the other settings on the pump such as backwash, rinse....and I have yet to find a vaccum to fit the fittings on the inside... I have rigged up a vaccum but i have to keep stopping and clean it out. ....other than that .....throw away those paper filters and give this pump a try....

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
Cons
  • no instructions on winterizing or how to use the other settings such as backwash...
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Written by from VA on May 31, 2013
excellent product

excellent pump set up for the cost. Works alot better than paper filter pumps

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
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Written by from Indiana on Nov 5, 2012
Great Pump, FAST Shipping

For three years, I've struggled with the underpowered filter pump that was included with our Intex above ground pool. As I was trying to close the pool for the season this year, the impeller bearing finally went out. Frustrated and at the end of our ropes, my wife found the Krystal Klear Intex Sand Filter Pump on VMInnovations.com. I ordered it online during my lunch break on a Wednesday and with standard shipping it was delivered to our door by end of business on Friday! Talk about fast! The only problem we had with it was the pump unit that came from VMInnovations couldn't keep consistant pressure to operate the filter. This was in no way the fault of VMInnovations. I called the Intex customer service line the following Monday and had a replacement pump delivered under warranty by the next Saturday. It was super easy to set up and operate and SO-O-O-O much more powerful than the original pump! I wish we had bought this pump during our first season using our pool, it would have saved so many headaches.

The instructions say it takes 55 lbs of sand, but ours seemed to take more like 60, so be sure to buy two bags from our local pool place since most only sell filter sand in 50 lbs bags. One bag won't do it.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
Cons
  • Faulty pump out of the box
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Written by from Norridge,Il. on Jun 5, 2014
great upgrade

such a difference from those pleated filters..i wish i would have known about this product last year

bottom line is it works great.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by on Oct 6, 2012
So far so good

We just used this for about a month so far.  However, our water was cloudy and it helped to clear it up.  Hoping it will be more effective than our old cartridge filter.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
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Written by from Orangevale, CA on Aug 27, 2012
Great performance!

This product is a great upgrade for my PolyPool!

I was afraid that the prevous pump was killing itself cleaning my 18 foot pool and decided to upgrade to a sand filter so a much better cleaning process would be done!

 Prevous pump had a very hard time picking up the fine loose dirt at the bottom of the pool!

If your handy; with a little thought, you could modify the skimmer by cutting out the pump intake that the pump fits on and epoxy in a 2" pvc nipple like I did! Then you could jsut attach the hose directly to it for skimming!

Now I have cristal clear pool water all the time!

Love it!

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
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Written by from Tulsa, OK on Aug 27, 2012
Wish I had bought this from the start

I bought this for my 14'x42in Ultra Frame Pool. It is so much more efficient than the cartridge filter that came with the pool - and it pays for itself after a while from the money you save on those stupid cartridges that only last a couple of days. A 50lb bag of filter sand from the pool store is only about 10 bucks and lasts all season. Plus, it cleans the pool way better than the cartridge filters anyway.

Ordered from VMI around 4pm on a Wednesday and had it by Friday with free shipping. I couldn't believe how fast it came and it was the best price I found online.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Works Well
Cons
  • Bulky
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Written by from Wheatfield NY on Jul 13, 2012 Verified Buyer
EXCELLENT PUMP !!!!
What a wonderful pump !!  It set up real quick!!  The only thing I  had trouble with was with the hoses were to big to fit my pool.  But with a simple trip to the store it was working.  Its amazing to see the difference with my old pump and the new pump.  We have a summer escape pool and it came with a very cheap pump.  All last year it looked like someone poored a gallon of milk into the pool and looked terible.  This year its wonderful clear water and the the chorine and ph levels are very easy to keep.  All I can say is that I LOVE LOVE LOVE this pump.  Now I need to find a vaccum for the pool that I love just as much LOL  Enjoy your summer I know I will !!
Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Clarksville, TN on Jul 16, 2015 Verified Buyer
- SAVE Big $$$ With This SAND Filter

- 5 STARS - - Assembeled Our Sand Filter and Hooked Up to Our INTEX 16x 48 Pool and Our Stand Alone INTEX Salt/Chlorinator All in About 30 Mins - - Absolutely NO Problems - - Hadn't Had a Pump on the Pool in about 8 Days in this HOT Tennessee Weather and It Was Just Plain NASTY and GREEN - - - Started the INTEX SAND Filter & INTEX Salt/Chlorinator and in 2 Hrs Our Pool was Looking GOOD, - and in Just 4 Hrs the POOL Was Crystal CLEAR - - Can't Say Enough about the INTEX Pool Products Line, - - For the Money they are the BEST Products Out There for the Average Person on a Budget - - - Highly RECOMMEND All INTEX Products from VMInnovations 

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Saves BIG $$ Over Cartridge FILTER Pumps
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Written by on Aug 16, 2015
Motor died, 2nd season

Worked well until second season and motor burned out. May have been my fault, as I put the chlorine tabs in the filter skimmer instead of in the pool skimmer. Not surehow it hurt the oter tough, which doesnot touch the water.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? No
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
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Written by from Phoenix, Arizona on Jun 26, 2012
Woo Hoo - A Real Pump

Ordered the Intex Sand Filter Pool Pump for our Summer Escapes above ground pool.  Product was exactly as described. The online video instructions were good and with the written instructions installation and operation were easy.  Good riddens undersized pump and disposable filters!!!  The product was missing the bolt to secure base, but we had no problem finding a replacement.What most impressed us was receiving our order three days sooner than expected. Thank you VMInnovations.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
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Written by from Maine on Jun 25, 2012
Great Inexpensive Pool Filter

Intex has come up with a Great Sand filtration system for pools with all the features of the more expensive ones. This one has a built-in timer that most others do not. My only recommendation to users is to buy a quality filter sand as I did not the first time and had to replace it after 2 weeks of use. Stay away from the box store sand and hit your local pool supply store. It may cost more at the pool supply store but its one and done. Cheaper sand is less uniform and will make its way through the filter and to the bottom of the pool.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Waxahachie, Texas on Jun 26, 2012
Great filter

We bought this filter from VMInnovations last year.  We were very pleased with it.  The shipping of the filter was very fast and easy.  The filter cleared up our Intex Ultra Frame pool in no time.  We are happy to be using it for a second year.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
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Written by from Pittsburg, Ca on Jun 14, 2013
Great company

I ordered this pump online on Sunday and recieved it Friday.  This purchase included free shipping.  All the parts were in order and the package was undamaged.  I watched a tutorial on youtube and set up was easy. This pump is a giant step up from the supplied cartridge pump that comes with the pool.  I would have to change (clean and rinse) the filter dailey.  I would recommend this to all above ground pool owners.  The pump is powereful and the sand filter is big enough to filter the whole pool in less than 2 hours.  I am looking forward to a great summer with a sparkling clean pool. 

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from PA on Jun 19, 2012
Good little filter

We do not have an intex pool. It is a standard above ground 21' X 48" that is about 12 years old. We bought this filter to replace the old sand filter that just had too many things wrong with it to fix. It was easy to set up and it is working just fine and costs less than the other brands. We opted not to use the very simple built in timer, but instead turn the switch to "always on" and use our own heavy duty outdoor timer. This unit does come with 2 adapters that look like they can be used on standard skimmers and outlets, but we bought other adapters that screw right into the filter's ports. Then you can attach your standard hoses right to these adapters. It has been about 3 weeks now and the filter is working fine for normal filtration as well as vacuuming.  

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Indiana on Jun 6, 2012
Sand pump

We love this pump, we have a small pool intex 15 x 48, the pump that comes with it is ok if you don't have alot of rust in your as we do. The day after we installed the new sand pum our pool was clear! I would recomend this company & this pump! The company VMInnovations was great! I ordered the pump on the Tuesday before Memorial Day & it was delivered on Saturday!! I would surley use this company again!! Pat K

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Goshen, Ohio on Jun 18, 2012 Verified Buyer
crystal clear water

This pump/filter works great on my 16ft/42inch pool. Hookup was easy and the timer was a great feature to lower electric costs. this is the best purchase I have made for my pool. The water is crystal clear and cleans very well with vacume brush. I don't have to buy filter cartrige no more. If you want a great pump/filter at a low price then this is the one!

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Florida on May 1, 2012
Sand now...dirty pool no more

We bought this pump at a great price. It arrived quickly and was almost all the way put together. The directions are easy to read and we had it running in no time. It has been almost 2 wks since installed and no troubles. I would def tell others to buy it.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
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Written by from usa on May 13, 2012
sand filter pump
i love this easy to use
Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
  • its easy to use
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Written by from South of Boston on May 14, 2012
Wish I had bought this YEARS ago!
Very easy to install. SO much better than the origional paper-filter pump. Now I can actually vacumn the bottom. I ran that pump 24/7 all summer just to keep the pool clean. Two hours a day will save on my electric bill! Seems like a good investment to let my family enjoy the pool, and me not to have to baby-sit the paper filter all summer.
Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Strong City, KS on May 22, 2012
Much better

this is going to save me a lot of money compared to the pump that came with my pool that used paper filters.  Wow, it sure circulates a lot more water in a short period of time.  I just love that it has the timer on it and it starts every day at the same time. It does take more space, but it looks great, so I really don't mind.  My boss bought this for his pool and recommended it.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Florida on May 29, 2012
Intex 1600 Sand Filter

System works great,So much better than what came with pool.We have the 18 x 48 east set and ths pump is adequate for this size pool,the !st time I vaccumed with it the debris bag got torn,Not sure if it was from the extra suction or if the debris bag was dry rotting..I have another bag on order so will see what happens next time...VM innovations got unit here within days,Very happy will use them in the future.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
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Written by from Central Texas on Jun 4, 2012 Verified Buyer
Pool clearer than ever

After 3rd Intex 1500 GPH pump w/ cartriage filter crapped out (the type that comes w/ pool), I purchased this 1600 GPH Intex sand filter & pump. Set up was way easy. Comparable systems in local pool stores cost around $300. Because of the noticably extra pump pressure, vacuuming takes about half the time. My water is clearer than it's ever been (had pool since 2006). AND no more cartriage filters to clean. I showed this system to my buddy, we both ordered last Thurdays & both received it Saturday morning & the shipping was free w/ no tax.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
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Written by from sumerduck va on Jun 18, 2012
intex sand filter pump

Filter was exactly what I expected. Quick delivery and easy setup. Looked intimidating with all the pieces but once I started went together very easily. No more filters-why intex doesn't charge a little more and sell these sand filter pumps rather than those cheapo paper filter pumps is beyond me.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Kansas on Jun 6, 2012 Verified Buyer
Great upgrade

We received the pump quickly and it took us about 45 minutes to get setup.  We replaced a cartridge filter pump system that came with the pool.  This pump is sooo much better.  Well worth the great price.  I expect to make up the cost this year alone.  We can now vaccum the pool out and get all the dirt on bottom out with ease. 

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Tennessee on Jun 6, 2012
Great filter

It works great looks goos and the price was the best I found .The shipping was AMAZING it got here in like 2 days after I ordered it .the service this company gives is the best. answered my many questions .Thanks for everything will shop with VMInnovations. again and again thanks again Shelly ,Tn

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Northeast Ohio on Jun 7, 2012
Intex Sand Filter - 56673EG

Have had the filter installed for a little over a week now and it is working quite well with my 12' diameter pool.  One suggestion I would make is for people with the smaller pools that originally come with the 1 1/4" hoses - do not bother with the hose adaptors (which are included with the filter).  Instead, cut out around the 2 hose connectors that stick out from the pool and install the larger strainer and adjustable outlet cover.  This is very simple and the larger diameter hoses will allow for an better flow through the pump.  In addition to improving flow, eliminating the adaptors also decreases how far the plunger valves stick out from the side of the pool.  When using the adaptors, the plunger valves stick out ~8" and the weight of the hoses pulls them down whcih creates stress on the side of the pool.  Note that with the exception of a razor knife or xacto knife, you do not need anything extra to install the larger strainer & adjustable nozle.  Once the holes are cut in the side of the pool (cut just large enough for the threaded portion of the strainer & adjustable nozzle to fit through), they are fastened to the pool with a large strainer nut.  There are 2 large gaskets included with the filter that seal the connections from the inside and keep water from leaking out.  It should be noted, however, that if there is water in the pool it will have to be drained to just below the level of the lowest hose fitting.

One other thing I want to mention is the shipping from VMInnovations.  I ordered my filter @ 6:30 AM Eastern on Monday 5/21/2012 with a free shipping option.  Considering that shipping was free, I figured that it would take a while to get to me (VM's warehouse is in Lincoln, NE & I am in NE Ohio).  In actuality, the filter was delivered on Wednesday 5/23/2012.  Very impressed with the shipping speed.  I had the pump up and running that night.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from LOUISIANA on Jun 7, 2012 Verified Buyer
GREAT

Louisiana.

We bought this for a 16 foot round intex pool which stayed cloudy due to dead mustard algae. Got this on a Friday, hooked it up late Friday, ran it for a little while that eve & it already was clearing up the water. Ran it Saturday for a few hours & it cleared the whole pool up. By Sunday morning the pool looked exactly like when we first set it up. Great system. I am a sand filter convert & will never go back to paper.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from wisconsin on Jun 11, 2012
incredible

Wow, Im not sure how I lived without this sand filter. Saves me a TON of money and time in dealling with disposable filters. I highly reccomend this product

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Lincoln NE on Jun 11, 2012 Verified Buyer
Very affordable for a crystal clear pool. Super fast FREE shipping!

Very fast shipping and GREAT prices! Ordered an Intex Sand Filter and recieved the very next day!!! Wouldn't recomend any other filter system and from any other store... A++++++

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Safe
  • Simple to Set Up
  • Looks Good
  • Sturdy
  • Quality Construction
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Written by from Holdrege Nebraska on Jun 18, 2012
Works well.

Had already bought a larger model for our pool from VMInnovations.  We bought this model for our son and his family and their pool.  We really liked ours and it has simplified our pool maintenance so much.  Using it with the saltwater system and we have a clean and clear pool all the time!

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Simple to Set Up
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Written by on Nov 16, 2016 Verified Buyer
best thing i done

makes pool crystal clear

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? No
Pros
  • Easy to Use
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Written by from Illinois on Jul 29, 2017 Verified Buyer
Why did I wait?

We live in a rural area and have to purchase water to fill the pool. We have spent alot of money on chemicals and filter cartridges trying  to keep pool water clear. Finally decided to "bite the bullet" and buy this sand filter. Best decision we have made concerning the pool. Skeptical at first because I had to keep backwashing every 3 hours and losing water I had paid for. After 3 backwashes and 10 hours the water is crystal clear and has been for a week. Have not had to backwash since. Quick delivery and very helpful on the phone. We could have bought cheaper elsewhere but this company had excellent feedback and that is important.

Would I recommend this to a friend or family member? Yes
Pros
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple to Set Up
Cons
  • Only used one week ..so far so good
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