My five year old Jacuzzi Triplex is going away. In addition to not being able to buy the cartridges anymore, I've broken the air bleed off and the large O ring has been repaired temporarily with super glue. I know I can buy a conversion kit, but the cost to do so is about the same as a new filter...
So, here is the pool. In-ground, about 34,000 gallons, two skimmers, two floor drains, no spa, gas heater (hardly used), Jacuzzi 1hp main pump, 1/2 hp booster Polaris pump (Polaris 280 cleaner), and Jacuzzi TriPlex cart filter (480 sq ft version). Although not relevant, pool has a diving board and is 8.5 ft deep at deepest point. Right now I have three way valves connecting the skimmers individually, and the main drains are on the same valve. 2 inch piping.
Although this pool was built for my family, my dogs (2 yellow labs) can't stay out of it. I am cleaning cartridges about every 2 months or so.
I'm interested in experience in using DE with dogs / dog hair. Although it doesn't bother us much, I gotta believe some people are completely turned off when they see dog hair in the pool water. Would DE improve this? Would a larger surface area improve this? Would a larger pump with larger surface area improve this?
Recommendations and stories are welcome!