When choosing which Intex filter pump to buy, you will first be face with the choice as to which kind of pump you want. There are 2 kinds: the cartridge filters and the sand filters.
Sand Filter Pumps
Most people who prefer Intex sand filter pumps do so because of the ease of maintenance of sand filters. Also, you don’t have to spend as much every month as there is no need to buy paper filters regularly. All you need to do to maintain one is to backwash it for about 10-20 minutes a day and you’re done. Easy as pie. Swimming pool pumps have never been easier
There’s only one problem. Sand filter pumps are not the best at filtering very tiny dust and debris and this can be a problem when you have a pool that is very heavily used and is located in a sandy and dusty area.
Cartridge Filter Pumps
This requires more maintenance but it has superior filtering ability. The yearly expense is also greater as you have to buy paper filters regularly. Buy this for its “efficiency (how well it works) but be prepared to spend time and money in maintaining it.
Intex Filter Pump Comparison
Here’s a comparison of the Intex filter pumps on sale. Choose which one fits your pool. They usually come with a 2 year warranty but check with the seller to be sure.
Many of these Filter pumps are still up for sale but Intex have discontinued production of some pumps. I would suggest having a look at Intex Saltwater systems with filter pump kits which are becoming more and more the preferred system by above ground pool owners.
|Intex Filter Pump Name||Model||Features||Pool Water In Gal.|
|Intex 1000-Gallon Filter Pump||28637EG||AC 110 to 120-Volt||Works with 15-feet Easy Set, 15-feet Metal Frame, or 18-feet by 10-feet Oval Frame pools|
|Intex 2500 GPH Krystal Clear Pool Filter Pump w/ GCFI & 6 Type B Cartridges||56633EG||AC 110 to 120-Volt
Immediately shuts off when it is exposed to water
built in automatic timer
|Works with 18-feet Easy Set, 18-feet Metal Frame, or 18-feet by 10-feet Oval Frame pools
The Intex 2500 GPH Pump is ideal and designed for Intex 24′ and 18′ Easy SetTM pools, Frame SetTM pools, Ellipse Oval pools, Rectangular Frame pools and similar sized swimming pools from other manufacturers such as Sand-n-Sun and Aqua-Leisure.
|Intex 1500-Gallon Filter Pump||28635EG||AC 110 to 120-Volt||Works with 18-feet Easy Set, 16-feet and 18-feet Metal frame, or 20-feet by 12-feet Oval Frame, or 18-feet by 9-feet Ultra Frame pools|
|Intext 1500 GPH Easy Set Pool Filter Pump w/Timer & GFCI
|635T||Filtration pump with auto timer|
|Intex 14-Inch Krystal Clear Sand Filter Pump, with GFCI||28647EG||110-120 Volt||up to 12,800 gallons|
|Intex 2,650-Gallon Sand Filter Pump||28651EG||12-hour timer||16 ft. or larger with 5,000gallon capacity|
You might be interested to see our article on the popular Hayward Super pumps if you have an inground pool.