After a week long battle with suspended stuff not getting filtered out, I had an "ah ha!" moment and added a bit of DE to my sand filter. Sure enough, overnight filtering and the water is almost crystal clear.
Which leads me to ask.....should I switch to DE?
Ive never had a pool with a DE filter, so I have some questions:
1. Which DE filters are good (subjective, I know, but not EVERYTHING has to be Hayward, right? )?
2. What size (I know they are in sq ft of grid)....I have a vinyl liner 22K gallon inground pool
3. Does the pump need to be changed? Im running a 0.5HP NorthStar that works perfectly for my S244T sand filter.....would that need to be changed for a DE filter?
4. Is it even worth it? Ive never had a problem with clarity of the water from the sand filter (no light in the pool to see all the leftover particles), but it does irk me a little when it takes a week to open the pool while the sand filter takes it time....filtering
Thanks in advance.