When the pool company opened my pool this year, they said I need to buy a new filter because there is a crack inside the lid. They thought I could get by with it until I got the pool cleaned up (not working) but that I need to replace it because it will shoot DE back into the pool? Anyway, the filter is older (at least 13 years) and is running on a Hayward 1 hp super pump. So my question (s):
1. How difficult are the Quad DE filters to clean? Do you have to take them apart and clean them often or can you backwash?
2. Would either/both the Pentair Quad 80 or Hayward Quad 72 be a good choice (bigger is better?) and if so, do I also need a new pump or will the 1 hp work?
3. Is it worth upgrading to the Quad, because the Perflex I have now has always done a good job, I could just replace it for the exact same model....
Thanks for any advice you can give me. I'm a little lost because the pool company and the guys at Leslies are telling me completely different things.