My first post. Looking to get some advice on replacing an old pump and filter for my setup (see signature).
Just purchased the house last November with an in-ground pool. It was a foreclosure and sat vacant for about 3 years with zero maintenance to the pool (pump and filter out in the open, uncovered). Was hoping I could get the old pump and filter working to at least clean through the sludge. Tried firing it up over the weekend and motor is seized up. Given the state of the pool, don't want to patchwork repair the pump or filter (filter manufactured March 2001, not sure on pump). I would rather get new equipment and hit this project hard if the old pump and filter aren't up to the task.
Basically looking for the best pump and filter setup. Existing plumbing is 2". Pump and filter are ~ 20-30' from intake lines and jet (pump and filter pad is at same level as pool deck). I would prefer a sand filter as I've worked with cartridge filters in the past and found them to be a pain. Open to a DE filter, but haven't dealt with that before. Any help is much appreciated.
I will be starting a thread in the green pool section once I get going, as this one will be pretty interesting. Already pulled out a vintage bike from the shallow end and caught my first fish today!