We had some construction done around our pool this winter, and there was a lot of debris in the pool. I was having to clean the filter 5+ times per day for a while. Anyway, the cartridge is destroyed - All the bands are off, the fabric is no longer white, and it looks all ratty and falling apart.
I have a Hayward Star-Clear Plus C1200, which takes a 120 SqFt cartridge. Is there a particular brand I should get? I see one by Pleatco. Is that one any good?
Also, the pump has been on hit's last legs for a while. It seems to work ok, but it is really loud. For example, i have to turn it off if I want to watch TV (yes, inside) because the thing is so loud. I've had some people tell me Variable Speed is the way to go, and others tell me don't waste my money. The current one is 1.5HP. So what brands/types should I be looking for?