How To Choose the Right Size Pump and Filter for an Above Ground Pool

Shopping for a new pump and filter for an above ground pool can be a daunting task. Where to start? The following video explains what size pool pump and filter needed for an Above Ground Pool. Whether you have a round or oval pool, this video will explain the right size filter system for you!

What Size Pool Filter is right for my Above Ground Pool?

When choosing a pool filter for your above ground pool, a helpful tip is to choose one that is at least 1 sq. ft per 10,000 gallons pool capacity. 

For example: the ClearWater 16″ Sand Filter System has a 1.55″ sq. ft filtration area, making it perfect for a 15,000 gallon pool.

What Size Pool Pump is right for my Above Ground Pool?

Round Above Ground Pool:

  • For pools up to 24 Ft Round, use a 1 HP pool pump.
  • For pools over 24 Ft Round, we recommend using a 1.5 HP pool pump.

Oval Above Ground Pool:

  • For oval pools up to 15×30, use a 1 HP pool pump.
  • For oval pools over 15×30, we recommend using a 1.5 HP pool pump.

Find the correct Pump and Filter today!

Luckily, most above ground pool filters are sold as a combo system with the pool pump. These systems take the guesswork out of finding the perfect combination of pump and filter for your pool. PoolSupplyWorld offers over 50 Above Ground Pool Filter Systems to take the hassle out of researching, calculating and finding the right pump and filter needed for your above ground pool.

Find the right above ground filter system for you pool HERE.

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Brian Champ
When Brian isn't writing pool-related articles, he enjoys anything that will take him outdoors: hiking, biking and trail running name a few. Brian is excited to share his pool knowledge with helpful how-to guides, product reviews, comparisons, and more!