I currently have a high capacity cartridge filter setup for an in-ground pool. Due to high organics (15 pine trees along the border of my property that are directly over the pool), I've found the cartridge filter filters really well but has to be cleaned every 2-4 days. Additionally, cartridges don't clean well. You can use a cleaner to clean them, but that requires 24 hours soaking during which time you aren't filtering. All in all, I find I have to order new cartridges every 1-2 months during the season, which gets expensive. I'm now thinking of switching to a sand filter, to reduce my overall maintenance and ongoing costs.
Overall, what's the best pool filter type for my situation that will help reduce costs and maintenance?
- Maine (short swim season)
- 1hp pump
- 16'x32' pool estimated 24,000 gallons
- Hayward c9002 filter - est. 43,000 gallon turnover/8hrs