Ok I'm not going into any history here, but husband and I have had it with trying to "fix" our poorly designed sand filter (does anyone else have this system from watson's or family leisure?)
So we have a two speed dynamo 1hp pump. I figure our pool at 13,500, but it probably is more like 14,000 so let's use that number.
What kind of cartridge filter can I get. Our equipment is hard plumbed with flex PVC 14 feet of line from the pool and another 14 feet to the pool, plus about 1.5 feet straight from filter to heater, and about two feet from pump to filter. There are a total of 3 elbows - 1 into the pool, 1 out of the heater and 1 from the filter to the heater. So is that about 44 feet total?
What kind of cartridge would work? We don't have a ton of money to spend. I cannot figure out what all the differences are in filters. I've seem a 175 sq ft hydromatic for 130.00 but then a 150 Hayward xstream is 410.00. How do I go about comparing these filters? I looked at the star clear for inground and I don't like the knob idea, seems like I'm good at running screw in things like that.
Advice is appreciated. And I'm not even considering sand again - it Seems way more expensive for a sand filter for less filtration.