I'm a new pool owner and trying to learn as much as possible. This site has been a big help.
My FNS Plus DE Filter grids and assembly are very old and leaking and must be replaced. Since the grids and assembly need to be replaced, the pool store recommended replacing the DE filter with a new cartridge filter due to the lower maintenance involved.
Do you think that the lower maintenance requirements of a cartridge filter would be worth the additional $500 cost for a new cartridge filter system?