New to the forum. We've had our pool for 4 summers now (21' 54"). Last summer and already this summer the pump/filter have not been working great at all. We constantly have no pressure, are bumping/draining and pouring more DE in all the time....only to have slow pressure within 30 min. There is a lovely rattling noise coming from the pump that started last summer too.
So I'm guessing a new pump/filter is in order. I know DE is said to clean better, but we might be leaning toward sand just for the ease of use (although I'm sure if the pump/filter were working correctly DE wouldn't be that much harder).
Any recommendations on brands, etc? From what I've researched we would need a 1hp pump, and would a 2 speed be a better option?? Filter systems, any brands better than others?