After baby sitting my Pentair DE filter for close to a week (bumping it every two hours, back washing it 2x a day), while trying to clear up a super cloudy pool that was neglected in the early part of the season while I rebuilt the deck surrounding it)...I think I'm ready to throw in the towel and go with something a little more maintenance friendly.
I work 4-10s and commute an hour each way, so during the work week I cannot give my DE filter the TLC it wants, and my pool is suffering because of it. Also, my pump is only .5hp so I just feel it's a good time to do an all out equipment upgrade.
Budget is not an issue, the main things I care about is quality and ease of maintenance, considering my free time is so limited. I think sand is the way to go for me, but I'd be open to cartridge as well.
So with all that said, any suggestions on what pump and filter to get for my 30 x 15 above ground?