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    Filter Question

    Our pool has been up since the end of July. It has kind of been a nightmare. We purchased it and all accessories off cl. My issue is this filter... do these things actually work? Is this anywhere near the size I should have for this pool? The previous owners said it worked great for them. We have owned a hot tub that uses the same filter - so much less water. I first noticed that when I vacuum the pool it seems that particles come back through the return. Now, tomorrow I'm going to start battle on an algae problem. My question would be: Can I clear up my pool with this filter? I've already been searching cl for a sand filter hoping to pick up one cheap since it's the end of the season. What is your advice? I'm studying the SLAM process and starting in the morning. The water doesn't look terrible, I think I'm catching it pretty early. Posting a new thread for that right now. I just wanted to get some filter suggestions here.
    Thanks so much all you helpful folks!
    16k 18x33 AGP
    50 sq ft Teel cartridge filter
    1 hp Powerflo pump
    Hayward Comfortzone Propane Heater

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    Re: Filter Question

    That certainly seems small. I would look into at least a 250 lb. sand filter.
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    Re: Filter Question

    Just wanted to add. The filter runs at 15 psi - pretty much all the time. I cleaned it once because I just thought I should - it was dirty, but I would think it would go up more, especially now that I've been vacuuming algae.
    16k 18x33 AGP
    50 sq ft Teel cartridge filter
    1 hp Powerflo pump
    Hayward Comfortzone Propane Heater

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    Re: Filter Question

    Agree...a 50 sqft cartridge filter is VERY small for a 16k gallon pool. Normally, you want a minimum of 100 sqft per 10k gallons for cartridge but bigger is better to keep cleaning frequency down.

    My cartridge filter has 450 sqft for my 25k gallon pool.
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    Re: Filter Question

    I really haven't had to clean it at all, though. Do I have a different problem, or would it be normal to have some things pass back into the pool?
    16k 18x33 AGP
    50 sq ft Teel cartridge filter
    1 hp Powerflo pump
    Hayward Comfortzone Propane Heater

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    Re: Filter Question

    Blow back might be a tear in the cartridge somewhere or a seal failed. Make sure it's installed correctly and check the filter carefully for any damage or tears.
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    Liquidator, Fafco Solar Heat, Polaris PB460 Booster Pump w/280 cleaner, Katchaleaf Cover, TF100 Test Kit, FAKE MAIN DRAIN

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