First post but lurking a long time.
Pool was built 20 years ago and I have maybe 3 yrs left before a re-plaster (No stains or cracks yet) I bought the house 3 months ago and with TFP help have learned allot.
I cant ID the DE filter but it seems to be in good shape and a heavy built housing.
Both pumps make more noise then they should and after taking my filter pump apart i was surprised to find the impeller split in half, all the seals and bearing are toast as well.
Now my plan was to upgrade later but now seems to be the time.
The big factor is my electricity cost is going to be a tier 3 $.24 KW and would like to add solar panels to the system down the road.
With these factors a VF pumps seems to be my best option?
Is there way to eliminate my booster pump by getting a larger main pump?
Pics of current system with main pump removed.