Fix or replace DE filter?
The manifold is cracked on my 8 year old Jandy DE48 filter. One of the grids could use replacement...and according to the pool co. the others are so brittle they think the whole thing should be replaced.
According to them, lifespan for a filter is around 10 years. They recommend replacement with a DE60 @ $1775 installed including multiport.
If I replace the manifold and all grids myself, I've priced out the parts online at around $550 (I've also priced out the recommended new filter at $750ish including multiport and delivery but I'm not up to installing it myself).
If they are correct about a 10 year lifespan for the filter, it would make more sense in the long term to replace it.
What would you do?