Hey TFPers! Hoping you can help us out. I have a 20 y.o. stainless steel DE filter 36 sf on a 13,500 in ground gallon, the filter is working fine, but am considering replacing it as I believe we may be near the end of it's life. Woot has a good deal on a Hayward EC50AC rated for 30,000 gallons, but that is listed at 25 sf, which is causing me to question it (since our old one is a 36 sf). The manual also shows a preferred installation below the waterline. My location is above the waterline, which they show as alternate. My pool is not screened in and has a Laurel oak tree above it, so we see a fair amount of debris in the pool. Thoughts on this filter for our setup? Anyone use it similarly?
Thanks in advance!