This is my first post, but I've been lurking on the forums for a while now .
I'm a relatively new pool owner as I purchased a new-to-me home last year, so have 1 pool season under my belt. Everything went great last year, but this year is off to a bumpy start.. torn winter cover, torn liner, now sand in my pool. I'm not 100% sure how old my pool equipment is, but I'm guessing 10+ years is likely. I think there was sand in the pool towards the end of last season but I didn't know what I was looking at. I noticed some sand in the lines coming from the filter when I hooked everything up this year that was probably left over from last season. In any case, now that I know it's not normal to have this sediment in the pool, I'm looking to fix things.
I know I have a Hayward sand filter, but I'm not sure of the model as all of the external stickers/labels are gone. Do I just measure the diameter at the center to match it to a model? For example, if it's 24 inch diameter, is it a S244T? I'm guessing I have one more broken laterals but I won't have time to empty the sand and check for a few days. I'm not sure when or IF the sand has even been changed in the unit but judging by the previous home owner's other handy work, I'm guessing that's a no. The filter does a pretty good job outside of pumping sand into the pool and when/if the water seems cloudy adding a little DE does the trick.
The multi-port is SP-711-TXC which also has a few problems (dead spring under the handle for example). Is it better to look for replacement parts and fix the multiport or just buy a new one? From what I'm reading, this older multiport has been replaced with a SP0714T model now, correct?
In-ground (not sure how many gallons right now, looking to calculate this week just need to measure as the pool is irregular shaped)
Starite dura glas 3/4HP pump (working great)
Aquapure Salt water system (working great)
Thanks in advance everyone!