folks, In my quest for a 12,000 gal pool (14x28) I think the Hayward 24" Sand filter which handles 300lbs is the right match for the pool (if its not, please recommend another model) but I have a question about the differences in the top mount vs the side mount....and also, I am a bit confused about the valve. Do I need to purchase a seperate valve?...there is a slide valve and a variable valve?....and then 1 1/2" vs 2"
Im a little confused again as to what I need to match everything with the rest of my pool purchase.
Im getting a Tri Star 2 speed 1hp pump (and plan on running it most of the time at 1/2hp on my 12,000 gal pool) I asked the builder to use 2" plumbing all around and Im not even sure if I will gain any benefit from this. So can you recommend what I should match with the above?
Thanks, and mods, I apologize in advance if this should have went somewhere else but I figured it warranted a seperate topic because perhaps others would like to know the pros and cons of a top vs side mount sand filter