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    Which filter to get?

    Hi,

    i need to to replace the multi-valve on my filter and in Canada it costs have of a new filter. I was thinking just getting a good Hayward as such parts are readily available and less expensive.

    Which sand filter would you recommend for my pool and why?

    Thank you,
    G3lo
    23K gal (I think), IG vinyl lagoona, Sta-Rite Hi-Rate Sand Filter T-240BP-1, Pentair Superflo VS 1.5 Pump (342001), June 2007, Taylor K-2006, Hayward Chlorine Feeder CL220, Water source from garden hose w/ water restrictions | 1HP Sta-Rite DYNA-GLAS MPRA6E-147L single speed pump

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    Re: Which filter to get?

    Your sand filter now is about 300 pounds of sand, you're probably backwashing once a week or so??

    Bigger is better

    The pentair TR100 holds about 600/700 pounds of sand.. Pentair Triton II TR100 Filter Side Mount 30 Tank - 140210 - INYOPools.com

    here is one from hayward that holds about the same.. Hayward Sand Filter with Top Mount Valve 36 Tank - S360T2 - INYOPools.com

    you say "Water source from garden hose w/ water restrictions" is your water restricted all the time, if so I would recommend a cartridge filter, they do take water to clean but if big enough you only need to clean once or twice a year..

    these are hayward and pentair cart filters, I have the 320 and love it, it does take an hour to clean all 4 cart filters inside and probably 50 to 100 gallons of water to clean..

    Hayward Swimclear Cartridge Filter 525 Sq Ft. Filter - C5030 - INYOPools.com
    Pentair Clean Clear Plus Filter 520 Sq Ft Filter - 160332 - INYOPools.com
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    Re: Which filter to get?

    I've had both a DE and a sand filter, I prefer the sand filter.


    There really is nothing to do with a sand filter but hook it up (correctly), plug it in and let it do its things.

    I did deepclean it this year and did have to change my sand, but that's very rare (my sand was complete slugified/fouled with tree droppings).
    From now on I will be deep-cleaning at the end of the season to avoid having to change the sand.
    I am running about 250/300 pound of sand in my filter for a 27' AGP. I am trying 250 pounds this season to see how it works out. It's plenty of filter for my pool. This year I am also seeing how things stay running it 2 hours per day through the week in the evening, 2 hours morning and then at night on the weekend.

    Neighbors run a DE ~ they seem to always be tinkering with it. Replaced it I think twice since I have been paying attention (last 4 years, but their pool is almost 20 years old so it may have been the first time replacing initially and then they got a dud for the second time, I really don't know) It's loud, it takes fits they are always tucked in underneath their deck doing something with it. Season is still early yet, so I don't know if they have gotten all the business worked out with it as they just opened this week. Their water also has a different appearance than ours. I think though that's more due to TFP.


    It's purely just what someone prefers so I am sure each like their type for valid reasons.
    AGP: 27' x 52" : 17,500 gallon
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    Re: Which filter to get?

    I see. I was told a 30 inch is overkill for my pool size. Why would you recommend 36 inch?Also, are all Hayward good or the one you mentioned is especiallyGood?What you think about the 30 inch pro series filter
    23K gal (I think), IG vinyl lagoona, Sta-Rite Hi-Rate Sand Filter T-240BP-1, Pentair Superflo VS 1.5 Pump (342001), June 2007, Taylor K-2006, Hayward Chlorine Feeder CL220, Water source from garden hose w/ water restrictions | 1HP Sta-Rite DYNA-GLAS MPRA6E-147L single speed pump

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    Re: Which filter to get?

    my friend got the TR100, the pool company said, ohhhh, that is way to big for your pool... LOL.. bigger just means less backwashing... will a 30 inch work, yes, you just have to backwash more thats all...

    just looking around and found those filters, I own the C&C 320 so no idea about the sand filters

    hayward is a very good brand, pentair is a little better but both will do good
    Pool: Intex 16x32 15000 gal, 2 speed 340042, Pentair CC320 Filter, CircuPool SJ45 Salt System, Intermatic PE653RC; Hot Tub: 650 Gal SWG Megachlor
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    Re: Which filter to get?

    hah 30 inch should be okay though? I saw this one but not sure
    Hayward 30 inch Pro Series Sand Filter
    23K gal (I think), IG vinyl lagoona, Sta-Rite Hi-Rate Sand Filter T-240BP-1, Pentair Superflo VS 1.5 Pump (342001), June 2007, Taylor K-2006, Hayward Chlorine Feeder CL220, Water source from garden hose w/ water restrictions | 1HP Sta-Rite DYNA-GLAS MPRA6E-147L single speed pump

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