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Thread: Hayward or Pentair DE

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    Hayward or Pentair DE

    Hi All... We are looking to purchase a 21' AGP(Zodiac Revelation). I've already kinda settled on a DE filter and the dealer said I can have my choice of Pentair Star 50(ST50) or Hayward EC40. He tells me the Hayward is finger type and the Pentair is grid type. Any thoughts on which I should get would be appreciated.

    This is a great forum...TIA.


    P.S. I will probably post this same question on another forum in case you see it out there
    21' AGP

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    Mar 2007
    Coastalish 'down easter'
    JJ welcome to TFP!!

    I recently had a post made into a sticky another one of waste's great posts :P Give it a read and I talk about DE filters and things you may need to know.

    My best! advice is to get a larger filter - you may want to consider the EC- 50 or EC-65, also Hayward has similarly sized grid filters (Micro-Clear) that would allow you to have a Multiport, which would allow you some more options on using the unit (** I would opt for a filter with a multiport!!!!**) - 'up- sizing' the filter will allow for better filtration and less maintenance.

    The one KEY thing we need to know is the size of the pump!! As I said, a larger filter than is the minimum size for a given pump will 'pay off in spades'.

    (I don't want nor mean to push Hayward products, but they are the ones I have a lot of experience with - I'm sure that the Pentair filters are just as good)
    Luv& Luk

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    Thanks for the reply. The proposed pump would be 1hp. They come as a pair so if I ask for the upgraded filter it may be paired with a more powerful pump. I'll have to see tomorrow.

    I'll give your sticky a read<that>.
    21' AGP

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