Long story short, we are replacing the liner and adding SWG to a pool that came with the house we just bought. We are also getting a Tristar VS pump. Turns out now the existing Hayward 4820 DE filter with multiport is shot.
So which filter should we go with?
The pool company doing all the original work (liner change/new pump/SWG and a slide) recommended:
Hayward C7030, a quad cartridge for the easier maintenance, (which is $1400 with any replumbing and labor, but not including any parts) or if I wanted to stick with DE, then they recommended Hayward DE7220 (for $1325, including labor, no parts).
We did have a pool in our last house, semi-inground, 18x32 with a SWG and a Hayward perflex bump DE filter, so I do know about the backwashing and we used aquaperl. But the pool here is 3x the size (gallons-wise) as my last pool! I am afraid to switch to cartridge for fear that this huge pool won't be clear enough. I did some internet research and see that Pentair makes a hybrid.... Pentair Quad DE 100 filter. Does this seem like a better choice? Pool company only does Hayward, so they didn't have an opinion on the Pentair, they could get it for me (they didn't detail the cost), but I'll assume it is in the same $1300/$1400 range as the Hayward choices.
I'm in such a dilemma over the "easier" maintenance vs. the better filtration.....help!