I have just bought a house that has a small pool (roughly 20,000 litres). There is an old pump, with a sand filter, and a salt chlorinator which appears to be broken (and ancient). I was looking at replacing the pump and filter, and installing an E Clear system. I just read the thread at e-clear-system-t16628.html which basically says the system doesn't work. I'm glad I found this before buying it!
I want to install a system that will require little maintenance, have low monthly costs (electricity and chemicals), and be kind to my family's health. Are their any systems that you can recommend? So far, I have been told to get a variable speed pump (.75kw / 1 horse power), a four bag sand filter, and 1 leaf catcher, by the local pool guy, but I am not sure who to trust any more.
+/- 20k litres
50mm pipes to pump - distance 3 metres.
I am in Durban South Africa, which has a subtropical climate - hot humid summers, mild winters.
Thank you very much for your help. I am a complete neophyte when it comes to pools!