Sand or Cartridge filter???


Active member
Jul 7, 2010
As a newbie looking after 2 pools (1 is SWG) which is best sand or cartridge?

The salt pool is large and has twin Astrel (42' 06804) filters which are very large! As they are leking and may need to be replaced, should I go for cartridge? The pool is 90,000 gal.


Bama Rambler

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
With a 90,000 gal pool I can't imagine cleaning the cartridges for it. I think I'd stick with sand. It's easier to clean on a regular basis. IMO.


TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Feb 23, 2008
Denton, TX
As a cartridge filter owner, I can say that I agree with Bama here. 90K gallons is a very large pool and it would be much easier to go the sand route.