I have a 9 year old 9,000 gal in-ground pool in my backyard here in Florida.
I have a problem that has gotten worse and worse over the last year ... The problem is the Hayward C1200 cartridge type pool filter.
I just cant get the top section separated from the bottom section anymore. It has a new O-Ring, but my pool guy says that the upper or the lower sections of the housing must be warped. It has gotten so bad that even banging on it with a large rubber mallet won't separate the two sections ... so we can't clean the filter cartridge.
Since I am going to need a new filter, and I don't think I will buy another Hayward unit.
I was recommended a Pentair, as it has a different mechanism for locking the 2 sections of the housing together.
My Question: Do you think a Pentair might be a better alternative to the Hayward?
I might give "Christian" at Pool Suppy World a call and see what he thinks. (I already bought a Zodiac 'Baracuda MX8' pool cleaner from him) ... good guy!