Filter help and plumbing assistance
I'm in the market for a new filter due to the old one springing a leak, and would be grateful for any assistance anyone can give.
The pool is aprox. 45 years old, plaster, about 30,000 gallons (hard to determine with the slope 3' to 10')
Pump is a Sta-rite Supermax 1hp....only two seasons old so really don't want to change.
Plumbing to the pump is 2"...fed with a 1.5" from the skimmer and a 1.5" dedicated vacuum line that I have a suction cleaner attached to.
An issue is the return lines to the pool, it's a 1.25" metal (galvanized?) into the ground that splits to two return jets in the pool. I've added some solar panels to try and offset the piping difference from the suction and return, by running the exit of the panels across the pool deck hidden below the sliding board.
Old filter was a Pac-fab DE only 36sq'.
I'd like to stay with DE and am intrigued by the Pentair quad DE.
Thanks in advance for any advice.