Newbie here, not sure if this is the right spot to post this? I’m in need of new filter cartridges for my Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420. They are 2-years old but my son in the fall washing them dislodged the center ring inside the tube (witch I guess helps regulate water flow??) and they are loose inside the tube. So Pentair tech said they can be used temporarily and suggested to use them on spring startup to get the worst gunk out of water then dispose and buy new....of course...to the tune of about $100 a piece!!
I found on an EBAY store selling 4 NEW Pleatco filters for $167 (includes shipping). Seems like a great deal.
Called Pentair and of course the Tech said he knows nothing about Pleatco and their quality and that if used would void my warranty of my C&C Plus 420.
Trying to make sense out of this. Can I run with my (2-year old) filters with that center ring dislodged for the summer? Is Pleatco filters any good? Is OEM Pentair Better? What would you do, get OEM or go with Pleatco deal or use what I have for another season?
Thanks for your time and help!!