My D.E. elements are old and have some small tears (1" or less) and overall deterioration. Probably about six total. At this point I am trying to find out what equipment works and then hopefully start filtering my green pool. Can I use the current elements for now? I will plan on replacing them eventually. Right now I want to put as little money into the system as possible. When I buy new, I might even switch to cartridge filters. Thanks for the help.