I'm having our pump replaced next spring, and am considering upgrading from a sand filter to a Pentair Quad DE filter.
I guess I'm wondering, based on experiences from users in this forum, whether the upgrade is worth it.
Some questions I'm wondering about:
- Will the better filtering be visible when swimming underwater?
- My sand filter maintenance consists of backwashing every week or so...takes about 10 minutes. How will maintenance of the Quad DE filter compare?
- Is the long term reliability of the Quad DE proven, or have there been problems reported?
My pool company tells me that, in 20 years, they've never installed a Quad DE filter, so I guess I'm hesitant at this point.
I'd welcome any comments here...and especially from anyone who has a Quad DE filter.