TL;DR - Freeze busted my Jacuzzi tri-clops filter on a 23k gallon pool. Replacement part is $600. Is there an alternative that would be better or cheaper?
I am a relatively new pool maintain-er. My in-laws own the house and we have been renting from them for two years. Due to this, I have not learned a whole lot about the system other than how to clean the filters and balance the water. The pool is 23,000 gallons, inground, Pebble Tec, with a spa/heater. Jandy contol board and valves, Jacuzzi pump and filter.
Unfortunately, since they moved there have been some problems with the pool's control board/automation that I haven't been able to afford to get fixed. Because of this (and my own dumbness), the pump was turned off on an unusually cold night where I live and therefore freeze protection was not active. I came home from work to find that our Jacuzzi TriClops filter had split down the side (bottom half) and water was pouring out. In addition two Jandy NeverLube valves burst.
I turned the valves such that it is no longer leaking for the most part, and have been saving money for repairs.
I've learned that Jacuzzi is no longer in business, and that the replacement part is still available for about $600. My question for you all is- Do you know of any alternatives that would be cheaper, or better for the same price? What should I look into?