I am looking to replace my pump & filter soon as they are both getting towards the end of their useful life. The pump is starting to get loud and the filter has a (very) slow leak from the multi position valve. I could look into repairing / overhauling them but they have both been attacked by years of Florida sunshine and look brittle and worn out. I'm planning on staying in the house for a while (no plans to move) so I'd rather just replace the pump & filter a have peace of mind for a few years. I'm not exactly sure how old the current set-up is, but from the research I have done so far it seems the pump is a pre-1998 model so it's in the region of 20 yrs old.
I do my own pool maintenance and am pretty handy with most home projects so I don't have any concerns about replacing the equipment myself - I'm just not sure where to start with finding good parts and verifying the sizing for my pool. That is what brings me here! Of course, I could go to my local pool supply store and ask them but like most people these days, I buy most of my "stuff" on line due to the convenience, extensive choice and price available from on-line suppliers.
So, without going overboard on info, I will fill you in with as much as I know so far -some of this is duplicated in my sig. but I am listing it here for convenience:
All equipment came with the house when I moved in in 2009.
Pool: 29ft x 12ft in-ground 7ft deep end, 3.5ft shallow end sloped between the two. Marcite surface. Hayward Navigator connected to the skimmer port.
Pump: Sta-Rite Dura-Glas model # P2RA5D 120. I think the motor has been replaced at some point. It is a Bluffton Pool Motor 1081
Filter: Tagelus TA-50 sand filter
All piping is 1.5" PVC - No unions anywhere it's all hard-piped in position (AARRGH) I do plan to install unions with the new equipment.
The only maintenance / repair I have done since owning the house is tune-ups on the Hayward Navigator (feet, wings etc.) usually every two years and replaced the strainer basket which imploded a couple of months ago and let some leaves into the impeller. I cleaned out the impeller and re-assembled the pump with new o-rings.
I'm open to any advice on brands of pumps & filters. I've had good results with the sand filter so don't see any reason to switch to any other type of filter unless there is a good reason why. I seem to remember a few years ago reading that Florida required any new pumps to be dual speed, but then it was revoked?? So any insight into the latest regulations will be much appreciated.
I will attach a few pictures since they are worth 1000 words and I've already wittered on too long!
Thanks if anyone made it this far, I look forward to learning from you!