I went to open my pool a little late this year due to a other obligations. I started to look at my current pump/filter setup and the filter is getting pretty old and busted.
-The Sand filter is a Baqua Pure High Rate Sand filter, around 300#. It was used and came with the house, and I've had it for two seasons already. The c-clamp leaks, the pressure gauge is busted and I've never replaced the sand so I imagine it needs a full clean-out and replacement.
-I replaced the pump last year, but like a noob, I just got the best deal I could find, so It's a 1.5hp one speed Hayward. I have no idea if it's too much or too little pressure.
-The pool is a 24x48 round AGP, so it's between 12k-13k gallons.
-I also have run an intex swg for the past two years fairly successfully.
I've already read the Pool School filter differences page and lots of posts here which just left me with more question marks.
So here's my question. Should I:
-Keep Sand, but refurbish the whole thing to get it in good shape.
I prefer to live life so I don't mind paying a little extra for less work. I also want to consider how fast each type of filter will help me open in the spring.
I realize that I may need to get a different pump as well.
Also, I can plumb the whole thing if need be, no problem. It's currently plumbed with 1 1/2 pipes and flex.