I have a 25K gal pool that is difficult to keep clean due to the gale force winds that blow all kinds of organics into my pool between Oct-March. When I bought my home, the pool had a 48 squ ft leaf DE filter. It is not unusual for me to be cleaning the filter and replacing the DE once/month in the windy time period. For a time, I had a pool guy, he recommended and I installed a Sta-rite system 2, 48 squ ft filter. While it is a bit easier to breakdown with the one cartridge, the frequency of cleaning has not changed.
THE QUESTION, if a bigger filter will physically fit into my system, is there any downside of installing a larger filer? 60? 100 squ ft? Is there such a thing as to big? It seems to me that increasing the filtering surface area will reduce my cleaning frequency. Certainly I understand to cost both buying a new filter and using more filtering media. My primary focus is in my desire to reduce cleaning time. THANKS!