Hi everyone... I know you guys just responded to a similar question by another new member, but I'm hoping you have the time to give me some advice. My setup is not very complicated, but I'm completely new to pools so I'm not sure what to do. I'm looking for a new filter--I want to upgrade my large sand filter to a cartridge filter. I'm not sure what size to get.
I also want an automatic chlorine feeder, but I guess that's beside the point. I'll take any recommendations on that though, if you have any.
My pool is an odd shape, but I tried to measure and calculate the capacity and surface area the best I could. Here's what I have: about 380 square feet, average depth of 5.5ft (3-8 range), and that comes out to about 16000 gallons or 2095ft^3.
From what I've read, I should be looking for about a 8-10 hour turn over, which would require a flow of about 32.7 GPM. I've also read a disired flow of 50GPM would be appropriate, but I really have no idea. I'm even more confused about GPM and relation to cartridge filters sq ft specifications. My pump is fairly new and is 1HP. Pics below.
I'm considering a Hayward Star Clear Plus either C900 or C1200. Any advice? Are either appropriate?