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Ok so I went for 4 x 2 meter above ground pool. Don't need to swim just somewhere to cool off when it gets too hot. The cartridge filter pump that came with it does not seem very strong. Works fine for 4-5 days then slows down. On checking the filter it is not very dirty, but when I replace I have full pump pressure again. Even washing the old one out does not seem to remove any dirt. I was thinking of getting a sand filter pump and fill with glass media. Any advice from pool owners please.

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It looks good. A few points I’ll mention. I had one similar and it was always quite a few degrees warmer than a ground level pool. 

Obviously they don’t last as long as a constructed one either but the biggest plus is that you’ll know in a few months if your justified in building a permanent pool eventually.

I used mine everyday or evening and loved it. Then when I moved sold it to a neighbor who used it for a month till the novelty wore off. 

So you’ve done the right thing and once again, your setup looks mint.

edit....I changed the pump and filter, originals were budget items.

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Hey thanks, at the moment I use it everyday. My thought too I may put a bigger in-ground pool in when I have learnt all the pros & cons 1st hand. Did you upgrade to a sand filter or stay with the cartridge system ?. The sand filter seems to almost pay for its self in a couple of years, compared to the cost of replacement cartridges.

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I have a 10m x 5m 'normal construction' pool.  These days it is unpleasantly warm to swim in, even in the early morning.  It is in full sun for the majority of the day.  Looks nice, but I do so wish that I could swim in slightly chilly water.  

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I wonder if there is in existence some kind of chiller system you can connect to the filtration system pipework?  They must have this issue all over the world, Just wondering. 

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We had the 8 x 4m version of this Intex pool, used it for 5 years before the steel supports finally gave way. It was great to use, we now have a concrete in ground pool which is fantastic but still requires shading like the OP's in the hot season, we use 3 triangular sail shades which keeps the water a nice temperature. My Intex pool came with a sand filter and salt water chlorinator which was easy to use and kept the pool water clear and safe. I still have them if the OP or anyone else is interested as they are no use for a concrete pool. I also have a plastic pool ladder (imported from the States) for above ground pools as the original one it came with was of poor quality. Message me if you want anything.

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3 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I have a 10m x 5m 'normal construction' pool.  These days it is unpleasantly warm to swim in, even in the early morning.  It is in full sun for the majority of the day.  Looks nice, but I do so wish that I could swim in slightly chilly water.  

Our Farang neighbour got a big pool. he built a roof over the top at least 5 Mtrs high and it covers the Pool and surrounding area . They say the water is Very cool sometimes too cold.

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On 5/29/2020 at 6:02 PM, mirage said:

Hey thanks, at the moment I use it everyday. My thought too I may put a bigger in-ground pool in when I have learnt all the pros & cons 1st hand. Did you upgrade to a sand filter or stay with the cartridge system ?. The sand filter seems to almost pay for its self in a couple of years, compared to the cost of replacement cartridges.

Guys if you want to upgrade your Pool call  this Australian Guy they make the Pools in Map Ta Phut & supply all applications. 

 

PM me for details.

 

 

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That small volume of water vs a conventional pool is gonna make it like a warm/hot bath rather than to cool off.

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5 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I have a 10m x 5m 'normal construction' pool.  These days it is unpleasantly warm to swim in, even in the early morning.  It is in full sun for the majority of the day.  Looks nice, but I do so wish that I could swim in slightly chilly water.  

Perhaps you could rectify the problem by setting up shade cloth over the pool. Cheaper than putting a roof over the pool, I should imagine.

The condo I am in gets sun on the pool for about a third of the day. It's shaded out the rest of the time.

Almost too cold to swim in December/January.

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Looks more like a bathtub.

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5 hours ago, Pilotman said:

I wonder if there is in existence some kind of chiller system you can connect to the filtration system pipework?  They must have this issue all over the world, Just wondering. 

https://www.aquacal.com/product/tropicool/

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

Perhaps you could rectify the problem by setting up shade cloth over the pool. Cheaper than putting a roof over the pool, I should imagine.

The condo I am in gets sun on the pool for about a third of the day. It's shaded out the rest of the time.

Almost too cold to swim in December/January.

I'm told that doing that promotes green algae growth.  Not sure if that is true, but that was what I was told by the builder. Don Mega has provided a very interesting  link above.  I will follow up on that . 

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