I am back for another pool season.
I wrote last year of my filter scare (sand-filter-scare-t43677.html). I lost the lid THREE times during backwash already this year. The filter just starts spewing water out from where the lid sits and then a few seconds later the lid goes flying. I have not had the problem at all during filtering (only backwash), but now I have cracked the air bleeder attachment, so , at least that will need to be replaced.
I am coming to the realization that I need a new filter unit. My current multiport still leaks water occasionally and now the lid will not stay on.
So, what to buy?
I wanted to get a side mount sand filter, so I can reuse as much of the existing plumbing, but it seems top mount units are more available (popular?) and drastically cheaper.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 3211wt_828 is what I have found so far. Seems big enough, but I am puzzled as to why the equivalent side mount model is near twice the price.
Thanks for any advice.