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    Recycle Cartridge Filter?

    I did search on this topic and I even googled it but I really didn't find anything.

    My Sta-Rite's cartridges have given up the ghost after a faithful 17 years of service (likely was longer as they were there when we bought the house/pool in 1998) and I'm wondering how to properly and 'greenly' dispose of them.

    Having them end up in the landfill doesn't sit well with me so I'm hoping there is another way.

    Any thoughts?
    ----Chris----
    25k IG/Spa Figure 8, 18x36, Pebble Sheen Blue Granite, Sta-Rite S8M150 Cartridge Filter, Pentair 460805 400k BTU Heater & 011018 IntelliFlo VarSpd
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    Re: Recycle Cartridge Filter?

    17 years?? They aren't supposed to last more then a 4 or 5. You my friend are special!! I must know your secret...

    cut the rubber ends off. use for drink coasters. use the filter material to line flower pots and stuff like that.
    Bob - Palm Beach by San Juan Pools. approx 5000 gals., Pentair 320 cartridge filter (all new guts installed by me), Goldline SWG, 'New to me' Kreepy Krauly Sand Shark, Intermec 104 Timer Test kit: TF-100 w/Speed Stir

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    Re: Recycle Cartridge Filter?

    LOL!

    I guess you aren't familiar with the SIZE of the TWO filters I have on my Sta-Rite S8M150. One fits kind of inside the other and well, they are quite large...especially the outer one.

    It might also explain their longevity...and their price.
    ----Chris----
    25k IG/Spa Figure 8, 18x36, Pebble Sheen Blue Granite, Sta-Rite S8M150 Cartridge Filter, Pentair 460805 400k BTU Heater & 011018 IntelliFlo VarSpd
    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

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    Re: Recycle Cartridge Filter?

    sta-rite.jpg

    yep, those are on the big side
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    Re: Recycle Cartridge Filter?

    It is 'fun' lifting the large one out soaking wet from the filter to hose it down. One of these days I simply won't be able to do it. Hmmm, chain n hoist.....
    ----Chris----
    25k IG/Spa Figure 8, 18x36, Pebble Sheen Blue Granite, Sta-Rite S8M150 Cartridge Filter, Pentair 460805 400k BTU Heater & 011018 IntelliFlo VarSpd
    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

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