As I mentioned in a previous thread, the grids in my DE filter are shot and Doughboy wants >$200 for replacements. So I am thinking of replacing with sand. E-mailed the local pool store for pricing, here's the reply: Critique at will. Any truth to it?
I do not stock Hayward Sand Filters. I can however get them. I can get you a price, but I need to remind you that DE is a far superior filter media to sand. There have been quite a few customers in the last year or so that have Doughboy pools, and for whatever reason have switched to sand. They have not been happy. Even though you need to replace the de filter grids, in the event of a big pool clean-up, algae bloom, etc. The sand filter cannot do the job. We then need to sell then Purifiber, ( a product that is used to make sand behave like a DE filter) In many cases we rent them a DE filter to clear up the pool!
Please feel free to call or stop by our store if you have additional questions..
Let me know if you would still like a price the sand filter.