Recommended for above ground pools 18 ft. and larger
Uses sand/silica to filter water (not included); No need to replace filter cartridges
Corrosion proof filter tank with strainer for separating leaves & debris
Top flange clamp design allows 360 degree rotation for easy installation
Pumps 2000 gallons per hour; includes a 6 position valve for easy control
Details: The Flow clear 2000gal Sand Filter is a highly efficient and way to keep clean water flowing through your above ground pool. It's also far more cost effective than running a traditional filter pump system! This is because the pump uses silica sand instead of a filter cartridge. During prolonged use a cartridge may need replacing every couple of weeks. Silica sand needs to be changed once every three years! The pump works by draining pool water through a hose and into the filtration system. Although water passes through the system with fantastic ease the silica sand is so compact that it traps dirt and debris. Filtered water is then pumped down a separate hose and into the swimming pool inlet. Separating debris from the sand, when the pressure gauge indicates that the corrosion proof tank is full, is a simple case of turning its backwash setting. Once it has been separated, a waste hose is attached and the rinse valve is turned, flushing filth and debris to a suitable deposit area. This Flow clear Sand Filter is compatible with Fast Set Pools and Steel Frame Pools measuring 18 ft or larger. It makes an excellent upgrade a traditional filter pump and is fantastic way to enhance your above ground pool. Package also includes adaptors for pool valves with an outer diameter of 1. 25". Sand not included.