My power company offered a $600 rebate to install an Intellifo 11018 pump on my pool. I pay crazy power bills here so any help is appreciated. Remember here, that I am an idiot and never checked the specs on things when I bought the house. Right now I have a common staright pump with a 100 sq ft Staright paper cartridge filter. Well the site I bought the pump from says that the 100 ft filter is grossy underrated for the 37000 gallon pool I have. Note that I am also lazy and really hate cleaning that paper cartridge so I always toyed with the idea of a sand filter. I've read a little about the DE filters and they sound interesting. If I didn't mention it already I am also cheap and broke.
If anybody has suggestions about pros, cons, sources, or any other useful advice it would really be appreciated. I think the only intelligent thing I ever did was find this site and ask frequently for help.
Electrical is no problem for me and I can glue PVC together and understand simple flow and directions.
If you have some suggestions you can consider yourself having performed a community service. I've been hogging up the electrical grid and chemical supplies for about 4 years now since I built the house. You can also look at it as helping the handicapped.
Thanks in advance.