I came home today to discover a crack in my Pentair Clean and Clear 200 filter housing (the body, not the lid). The pool had not been running the past 2 years, and I have been working diligently to get it clean. It's been a long fight, but a fight, nonetheless. I only bring it up because I need to be actively filtering ASAP as I've been trying to SLAM it. So I'm looking for advice from you guys.
Do you know if it can be patched? I believe it's fiberglass (I know because the coating has come off and I have had the reactions from it on my skin.)
Does it have to be replaced, or should it be replaced? It's at least 10 years old, I don't know the lifespan. Because I'm trying to get it clean, I don't want it out of commission for too long, especially now that we are getting sun. I'm going to Google this as well, but I really respect the advice that is given here.
I'd really love to switch to a sand filter, but I don't know how easily everything can be swapped out (and how expensively!) Based on the size and pump specs in my signature, what would you recommend?