Hi, im a new pool owner. Just came around to fixing her up.
I currently have a 2.6hp pump, 32sqf de filter, 1/2hp blower for polarius 360 and a brand spanking new heater.
my problem is get too much debris in the pool. leaves and bugs. i recently cleaned the de filter. noticed a torn grid. replaced it and replaced the o ring. the amount of debris is now being returned to pool is minimal. but still is enough to gross out people. so i thought screw this i want a new set up with less maintenanace. my water clarity is great. i have it checked out regularly from leslies pool as i drive past it on the water to work so they can test it for me everyday for free!!
so i figured this.....
if i get a new pentair 3hp variable speed pump with a hayward 175 sqf cartridge filter will this improve my situation?
I've know that brits/austrailans use a pre-filter in there set up. i know this is uncommon is usa. but it does produce some great results.
so i wondered....
if i get the new 3hp pump can i use both the cartridge filter then the old de filter in my set up? i understand that de powder can ruin a cartridge filter but what if i add de powder direct to the filter after cleaning?? or have the de filter 1st in line to the pump then 2nd is the cartridge filter??
many thanks for anybodys help in replying