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There are a plethora of sand filters available on the market. This makes it difficult to discern which filter is best for your pool. This article was designed to give you more information on a specific Intex filter so that you can make a more educated decision. For starters, Intex is among the most reliable filter companies. The Intex 56673EG 14-Inch Krystal Clear filter is just one of the several models that have received outstanding customer reviews - five out of five stars!
One of the reasons for this is its great value. This particular above ground sand filter is only $200, making it a very competitive price for above ground sand filters which typically run around $500.
One of the other perks of these filters is that they are generally very easy to use and set up. Upon arrival, this sand filter can be set up and installed in as little as 15 minutes, even without prior pool filter knowledge.
The Intex 56673 EG 14- Inch Krystal Clear filter is best suited for above ground pools that are around 12,800 gallons. If you are not familiar with the way sand filters work, you should note that it is very important to make sure your filter is the right size for your pool. All sand filters have what is called a turnover rate. This refers to the number of gallons the filter is able to clean per hour. If you are using a filter that will not turnover the entire volume of your pool water in about ten hours or less then you will probably not be pleased with your filters results - or worse, you will have performance issues.
If you happen to own an Intex pool, you will find this filter a particularly good match for you pool for the obvious reason that it is made by Intex. Many customers report that this filter is certainly superior to the stock filter that Intex pools come with.
One of the great things about the Intex Krystal Clear model is that it is easy to use. It has an ergonomic handle that makes things really easy. This handle allows you to switch between the different operations. This six function control shifts between backwashing, rinsing, recalculating, draining, and close system.
The Krystal Clear model uses about 55 pounds of sand and shouldn't need to be replaced more often than five years or so. The motor on it has a 0.5 horsepower pump with a conversion adaptor's kit.
Like all good sand filters, the Intex Krystal Clear includes a pressure gauge which will help you know when to backwash. The pressure gauge indicates the pressure level in the filter. As the sand or media in the filter collects particles and debris, it becomes less porous and the pressure increases as a result. Therefore, you will need to backwash your system once the pressure gets too high. Eight to ten pounds is the typical pressure level that you should backwash.