So I bought a house with an inground (18x36 - approx. 22k-25k gallons) pool last July.
Since I inherited the pool mid-summer from some careless owners I spent the majority of the summer learning here and righting their wrongs.
This year my goal is to have a much better pool experience as I will have control of everything from the start.
Towards the end of last year the sand filter was spitting a lot of sand into the pool and since I do not know the age of the filter I would prefer to purchase a new one.
Most posts and topics I see focus on the differences between DE, sand and cartridge which is nice but I want to get a little deeper into it so I know I am making the best purchase.
I am not 100% sure what information I need to provide so I will provide what I can think of. If you need more information, let me know and I will provide it.
Pool is inground
18x36 and approx. 25k gallons
Pool is freshwater
I reside in the North East
My yard has two pine trees and a couple of walnut trees. The pines do shade the pool a little and I found algae was a little difficult to control last year, in part because I came in mid-season and didn't quite understand chemicals yet. By the time I closed it was clean.
I live in a suburban area. I do not see a lot of dust or the like and am protected with a fenced-in yard
I have a single feed to the pump at the top of the pool(no feed underwater in the deep end) and a single line going into the pool at the shallow end
My pump is 1hp and is an Emerson 1081 Pool Motor
I will be covering the pool when not in use with a solar cover
I use chlorine
Just looking for thoughts on size of the filter and such mostly. I don't really have a bias towards any particular filtering method at this point in my pool care career but cost does play a factor.
Hopefully you guys can help steer me in the right direction