This is by far my favorite above ground pool filter. Anyone who has read my pool filter reviews, knows I prefer DE over other filter media types. This one is in league with my favorite Inground filter, the Pentair Quad DE.
Pentair bought Stay-Rite a while back, mostly for their awesome pool heaters, but they got much more than that, with the Sta-rite filter line. They are maintaining this legacy brand for now.
The material on this filter, is the same that is on the new Pentair Quad DE. I have never seen it before on any other filter. Cudos to the engineers for using this material on a new filter. The beautiful thing, besides how well it filters, is how easy it cleans up. Looks new after just hosing it off.
This product is packaged with a base to mount the filter, and the 1 HP OptiFlo pump. The pump motor is wired with a three prong twist lock plug. It comes with hoses, and union to hook the pump up to the filter, and the pool. The OptiFlo pump is way easier to open and close when compared to Haywards new Matrix Pumps. I am as strong as a gorilla, and I have trouble with Matrix Pump lids. Not so with this one… Super easy with its brilliant design.
Here is a link to Pentair’s PDF for this Filter system combo