I am currently using a Doughboy DE Filter that has backwash capability, but think I have one or more bad grids. I keep getting DE in the pool.
Pump and filter is 12 years old and replacement grids from DB are $65 +/- each. I'm thinking it may be time to just replace the thing with a hayward or pentair or something where I can get parts locally. The closest Doughboy dealer is 30 miles away and inconvenient to get to.
Definitely going DE again. My question concerns "bump" filters v "backwash" filters. I currently only have to backwash a few times each summer once the initially opening is complete. So backwashing is not a big deal. But in looking at the Hayward website, I see that most (all?_) or their filters are the bump style now.
For anyone using the bump style- do you find that you have to break down the filter over the summer or is the "bump" action sufficient to recharge the filter. I am just used to backwashing a recharging, so the bump aspect is foreign to me. And I really would rather not have to disassemble the filter more than once a year. If the "bump" works, great, but if not, I need to keep looking for a DE filter with multi-port valve.
Is anyone using a newer bump style DE filter that can comment?