Jandy filters are expensive and hard to clean due to the clamps. Pentair makes many kinds of filters. The best and most popular filter is the FNS Plus.
The FNS Plus filter is easy to clean. I never have seen one crack at the tank. The backwash valve is on the outside of the tank and is easy to repair. All the grids lift out in one piece when cleaning the filter. The grids will last longer if you just leave it connected to the top & bottom manifold and clean as one piece.
You only have to disassemble the grids when one breaks or rips due to age. D.E filters filter the best. They filter more microns than cartridge or sand filters. The FNS Plus comes with a 1-year warranty on parts & labor. Pentair offers up to 3-years warranty on all equipment. The way this works is you get 1-extra year per equipment item installed at the same time, up to 3 years.
FNS Plus Filters are fiberglass reinforced polypropylene of advanced chemical resistant materials for superior strength and reliability. The top manifold design features the Service-Ease grid pack for convenient one-at-a-time grid servicing.