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    Filter end of life?

    I replaced our filter yesterday. I am trying to figure out if the old one is end of life , or if there is still some life left in it.

    It is 3 years old and I've not tried to clean it yet. So here are some photos of it right out of the unit.







    Thoughts?


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    Re: Filter end of life?

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    Re: Filter end of life?

    That is weird... normally Taptalk is flawless with images... ok, let me try this the old fashion way:










    Quote Originally Posted by cjd3060 View Post
    I replaced our filter yesterday. I am trying to figure out if the old one is end of life , or if there is still some life left in it.

    It is 3 years old and I've not tried to clean it yet. So here are some photos of it right out of the unit.







    Thoughts?


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    Kayak Pool - 12 ft. x 24 ft. rectangular, 5˝ ft. deep end
    Frog System, Sta-Rite-Modular Media Cartridge Filter, Pentair 1 H.P. pump
    AquaPRO Pro500 heat pump & Automatic AutoGuard™ Pool safety cover
    ............................................................ ........................

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    Re: Filter end of life?

    Hose that thing off and get at least a couple more years out of it!!!
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    Re: Filter end of life?

    ask Carl...Watermom or mas... I couldn't tell if that was a filter

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    hey pooldv what kind of filter is that?
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    Re: Filter end of life?

    Not sure. Some kind of cartridge filter that somebody dragged around behind a tractor!
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    Re: Filter end of life?

    lol time for a new one..even I wouldn't go that long
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    Re: Filter end of life?

    That's the exact same filter I cleaned on a friends pool the other day. Can't remember the brand, cute little black r2d2 looking unit. Works very well in his rather dirty location. I was wondering how to acid clean such a beast.


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    Re: Filter end of life?

    It is best not to acid clean filter cartridges unless there is calcium build up, but then only after it is very clean.

    More on how to clean a filter cartridge here, Maintenance and Cleaning of Pool Filters and here, Re: How to clean a cartridge filter
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