Just opened my pool yesterday. As soon as my sand filter came on I had a bunch of sand/algae? coming out into the pool which lay in the creases of the pool. Frustrating as this happened ALL last summer. Changed the sand and everything. Ok so my problem now is that I went out to add the bleach this am before work and noticed that the rock under my sand filter was wet. Sure enough I could see a leak dripping from the spot where you drain the water out of the filter at the end of the season. I also noted what appeared to be a leak coming right from the seam of the filter. So, after only running it for 12 hours, I shut if off-didn't want to risk a problem while I was at work for 8 hours. My husband checked it out after he got home, and sure enough we have a leak in the seam of the sand filter where the two halves meet. I do not want to attempt to fix it as I have had nothing by trouble for quite some time now (not even sure if I could fix it anyway). Also the pressure gauge would never raise more than a couple of degrees...ever!
SO,.. I have a 27' round AGP, 17000 gallons. Currently have been usuing a 2004 22" Meteor Pentair Sand Filter, takes 150lb of sand. GPM 50.
I also have a Pentair Dynamo 1.5HP motor, 115V, RPM 3450, 12.0 (?) AMP, 1 HP. Mu husband thinks the pump is in good enough shape to keep-I personally think its a little loud.
I would like to know what brand and type and size of filter I should get. My pools cover is off with no pump running, I have to get one quick before my water turns green!
Thanks in advance!!!! PS- no longer using the nature 2
Edited to remove extra line breaks. JasonLion