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    Spare set of cartridge filters to swap out & clean, good idea?

    I have been told I need to use pool filter cleaner and soak my four C7470 cartridge filters for 12-16 hours in the cleaning solution. I am thinking about ordering 4 new ones, replacing the original 4 and cleaning them then storing those 4 to use next time I have to clean. Just rotate each set of 4 every time I need to clean the filters. Here are the 4 I'd liek to purchase and swap out with the 4 that are in the filter.

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    Are there any issues with removing and storing cartridge filters that have seen some use and then reusing them?
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    Re: Spare set of cartridge filters to swap out & clean, good idea?

    BY the way, how do you most safely, environmentally dispose of filter cleaner water?
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    Re: Spare set of cartridge filters to swap out & clean, good idea?

    There is no problem rotating different sets of filters, except making sure to store them where mice can't turn them in to nests (personal experience talking). That said, who is telling you that your filter needs deep cleaned and why? Either way, if you do feel like you need to clean it then here are some instructions chem geek wrote about when and how to clean a filter: Re: How to clean a cartridge filter
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    Re: Spare set of cartridge filters to swap out & clean, good idea?

    Bob - you can also use dawn dishwashing detergeant. Soak the filters for a couple hours in a garbage can, flip, repeat, rinse. There's nothing environmentally damaging in either - you can dump the dirty water right on your lawn and let it naturally recycle. Even if you throw in TSP, that won't hurt the lawn either (it's actually good for your grass!)

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    Re: Spare set of cartridge filters to swap out & clean, good idea?

    Trisodium phosphate (TSP) can also be used to clean them and its environmentally friendly. Thats a good plan to have an extra set if you ask me.
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