Morning everyone. Well last night my sand filter gave out and it looks like I am in need of a replacement. I am not sure how old the sand filter is (it came with the house). My pump and motor is about 4 years old (bought new with the house).
Anyways I was vacuuming the pool last night and backwashing once the pressure increased from about 12psi to 20 or so psi. All of a sudden after two or three backwashes the bottom of the filter split open. I am wondering if I did something wrong, or if this is due to old age, or a combo. I thought the filters were rated for much higher pressure (50psi??).
Now I am looking for a replacement. I have approximately a 16,000 gallon in ground pool. Currently have an AO Smith SP1605Z1M motor. Unfortunately I did not write down the model number of the actual pump itself.
I have attached some pictures for your viewing pleasure....any assistance on a replacement filter would be appreciated. I was thinking either a Hayward S180T or S210T