We bought an AG 24' Round Escape Pool by Aqua Leader from a company that was going out of business here in Boise, Idaho about 3 years ago. We finally decided to start setting up the pool. **All the "parts" (filters, pump, skimmer, etc) were NOT included with our purchase** Today we called some other pool shops and were told that the parts "HAVE TO BE" brand specific to the manufacturer of the pool, therefore, only the Aqua Leader parts will work with this pool. The problem is, that the aqualeader.com website does not give an option under "accessories" to buy these parts directly from the website.
My questions are:
1) Are Aqualeader parts required/do the parts have to be "brand specific"?
2) If yes to #1, Does anyone know where I can go online to find the Aqualeader parts? I have done a google search and am just getting dead ends
3) For our 24' round pool, what type of filter (sand, DE, cartridge) would be recommended for us?
4) For our 24' round pool, what size pump and size (flow rate) of our filter would we need?