I currently have a waterways Clearwater system (sand) 19" w/ 1hp pump. This came with my pool.
In the 1 3/4 years I've had it, I've had nothing but problems: bearing replacement, filter basket lid replacement (warped, leaking water when the pump was off). Not to mention the inconsistent lack of priming (hooking up vacuum or just running it, the pump registers zero.) Horribly slow at filtering water, need to run it for a long time.
I've check for leaks..nothing. This thing is just a nightmare.
So I am looking at the Hayward Xtreme system w/ 1HP pump (cartridge) 100ft.
Please tell me your opinion...better to replace my miserable filter, or am I jumping from the frying pan into the fire? Hate to spend $$$ and find out...I'm in the same boat. I really don't know much about pumps/filters. Is this particular system enough or too much for this particular pool?
This is a 4600 gal agp. At the moment, my water looks pretty good. Not spectacular, good.
CYA: <20 (water @ 50 degrees)
Thank you all for your help on this.