I am looking to replace my pump and filter for my ~13,000 gal in-ground pool. Recently my pump has started to leak (I have replaced the shaft seal 2 times in the last 6 months Iím done with it.) and I am ready for a new pump. My sand filter is also undersized for the pool and needs to be replaced. I want to tackle all this as a DIY to keep the cost down as much as possible.
My pool is an in-ground vinyl 30x14 and 3í- shallow 6í deep end. The pool has 1 skimmer, and 2 returns one at the skimmer and one by the ladder all 1.5Ē pipe. No slides or heaters.
My current pump is a ĺ 110v hp Sta-Rite DynaGlas with a Dura-Glas wet end. Pump is ~35í from skimmer.
My filter is a Sta-Rite Hi-rate 2.18 Sq Ft 200lb sand filter.
I have been looking Pentairís products online and was looking at the WhisperFlo and SuperFlo line of pumps. What are the major differences between the two? Are there any differences in the impeller design? I have 2 Australian shepherds who love to swim and I have had to clean hair out of my current pumpís impeller.
As for the filter, I was looking at a Pentair SD70 or SD80. Any opinions on ZeroLite vs silica or would it be just as good to add a lil DE to the filter?
Thanks for any input!