We have an old Jacuzzi sand filter that the handle broke off and the top of the diverter broke. The pin in the handle is rusted.
We also get vary small amounts of sand in the backwash. We can get the parts, but because Jacuzzi is out of business, I just worry about other issues,
and figure it is time for a new filter.
Our current filter is a Jacuzzi st-24 - 24 inch diameter, 60 gpm flowrate, 350 lb of sand. I would like to go to a slightly bigger sand filter, but I don't know if I can fit it in the space on the pad, and I worry if I'll need to change the pump.
The pipe diameter for our system is 1.5". (The St-24 originally came with either 1.5" or 2" fittings, so I guess the 1.5" is what the builder went with. The pool was with the house when we bought it.)
We dropped by a store that recommended the Hayward S244t as a replacement... it has roughly the same specs, so it would work, but uses 300 lb of sand,,, and I really don't want to go with less filtering capability.
Any recommendations for sand filters and sand?