So every year I battle with my start up of my pool and this year shall be no different I'm sure. I have a freeform 14x33 pool. Tough to calculate gallons on the pool calculator as free form is not an option. Based on rectangular it is 18k gallons but I know it is not.
I have a pentair 4 speed intelliflo pump with a 420 cart filter. Pump,works great, cart filter is the bain of my existence.
I know many love theirs and believe me I have tried. I have spent countless hours trying to get this thing to work great and I have failed.....miserably. What does it come down to.......sheer laziness....hating to need to constantly take apart a cart filter housing to clean 4 huge carts every season. I have algae issues every spring, I BBB the daylights out of the pool but fight a filter battle every year. The last 2 seasons I have resorted to purchasing new carts for every season and it helps but is expensive and seems ridiculous.
I have tried cleaning the carts, I have tried rotating the carts, I have tried washing them daily but I still have not won the battle.
I am considering a new filtration method....maybe sand? What would be best for my lazy bones that is tired of fighting a no winning battle? Any thoughts are much appreciated!