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I opened my filter for the first time today (had never actually seen inside a DE filter before other than pictures on here). The cloth bags around the plastic ribs are very yellow and a little moldy at the top. They also pretty much all have a small rip at the top where the gray plastic arms were holding them in place.
What am I probably looking at here? Just new cloth bags? New bags and ribs? A new filter? I sprayed a couple of them with the hose, but I don't think that the cloth is really going to be useful any more. Right about now I wish I had a sand filter