Filter selection

Jun 29, 2017
7
Newnan,ga
I am currently replacing an old Hayward aqualogic control center. I have been leaning toward the pentair intellicenter and intelliflo pump. I currently have a 14 year old 244t sand filter. As part of my research, I read to get the three year warranty, you need to get a filter, pump, and 1 other qualified item. Would you recommend replacing the sand filter? If so, what would you recommend replacing it with? Pool is around 28500 gallons, with a spa overflow.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I would get a CCP420 cartridge filter.
 
Jun 29, 2017
7
Newnan,ga
I would get a CCP420 cartridge filter.
I was talking to someone local and they stated cartridge filters were more maintenance. I feel like it’s a better fit for sure. Is the cost worth the extended time on the warranty, taking personal preference out of the equation?
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
Pool Size
35000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
I was talking to someone local and they stated cartridge filters were more maintenance.

They describe how the cartridge filter is more maintenance then your sand filter?

A large cartridge filter like that you breakdown and clean once a year.

Or you open it up and toss in a new cartridge.

What maintenance does your sand filter require?



Is the cost worth the extended time on the warranty, taking personal preference out of the equation?

That is up to you.
 
Jun 29, 2017
7
Newnan,ga
Thanks for the response! They were mentioning that the sand filter cost less up front, only needed to be back washed for 5 minutes every month or so and would last 7 years without sand replacement. Also noted backwashing does cost more in chemicals and potentially water as well. The cartridge filter cost more upfront and would need to be taken apart to clean the cartridges once or twice a year, which is more laborious than backwashing. Also noted the cartridges would need replacement about every 3 years or so.
 
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Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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NY
Everyone has their favorite. Nobody is wrong as there are millions of happy users of all 3 out there.
 

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