I decided that I am tired of my cartridge filter, cleaning it is just too much of a pain so I put it off longer than I should, and the lid has decided that it only wants to seal in 1 position that seems to change with every lid removal.
I have decided that I want to go to a sand filter. From my research it looks like a Pentair TA40D will work for my pool, but I wanted to check with the experts here to make sure that I would be sized appropriately.
I do have a little height constraint that the wall near the pool equipment is 38.5" tall and I would like to stay below that (ideally a little below so I can make a solar shade too), going up to a TA50D will be too tall. I also looked at the Triton TR50 side mount filter, but I am not sure that I am getting another ~$200 worth of performance out of it.
Will I be happy with the TA40D?
- I currently only chlorinate through floaters and plan on maintaining that.
- I have to re-plump everything aft of the pump for either filter so that is not a big deal.
- Currently the pump to filter plumbing is 2", it looks like most of the filters in this size are 1-1/2", I am planning on just necking that down right at the filter