My sta-rite sand filter(which is only 2 years old) has seemed to stop filtering the pollen I get in my pool altogether. It has always allowed some pollen to get through which eventually winds up in the wrinkles of the bottom but I could usually vacuum a couple times a week and keep it managable and the water would always be clear. BUT NOW in the last few days, it seems that it isn't catching the pollen at all. My water is filthy and when I was manually vacuuming this morning, I could see some of the brown **** coming back into the pool from the return. It looks like algae has taken my pool over, but my numbers don't point to algae at all. The pollen is stired up easily and now the water is cloudy as all get out.
Do I replace this filter, or should I try to have it fixed. I would sorta like to invest in a better filter anyway because I don't think this one has ever done the best job on filtering the pollen. What would be a good choice if I replaced the filter?