Hi, here are the specs of my pool:
18' x 36" Ovalish 80,000 Litre Vinyl IGP. 1.5HP Hayward Super II pump. 300 Pound Sand Filter. Summit Sum5 Heat Pump, Goldline Controls Aqua Logic P4 System, T-CELL-15 SWG, Aqua Pod Remote Control. 1 skimmer, 5 returns (3 on walls, 2 on stairs).
I'm having some work done and my pool maintenance guy recommends going from sand to a cartridge system.
Does anyone recommend against it? I would be happy to cut down on maintenance.
He recommends the Hayward C5030, it covers 525sqft, has 4 filters, I've read it compares to the pentair. Does that sound large enough, I know you are supposed to oversize, I see they just releasead 700sqft model, but originally my guy said I could even go with the smaller 425sqft model, so I thought I was already over sizing.
One other thing, in another thread I had going, it was brought to my attention that my pump is oversized for my pool and current sand filter, would that still be the same case for a cartridge filter? I was going to have an mueller downgrade done this year bringing it somewhere closer to 3/4hp I believe, should I go even lower to a 1/2, does having a cartridge change anything?
I didn't consider DE because I didn't want to mess with powders and they aren't too well supported where I live, we'll neither are cartridges but more so, I do a lot of night swimming and I was generally interested in the improved filtration and reduced maintenance and cartridges seem to fall right in the middle.