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    My experience with cartridge filters

    Hoping to post my lesson so others won't make my same mistake.. I am in Atlanta and have a lot of tree cover ( not my tree's or I would change that ) and get a ton of stuff year round. I wanted to replace my old sand filter and researched and bought the Hayward c17502..Single large filter that on paper was more then big enough for my 20K pool..After 5 years of having to clean it every week or 2 and having to buy new filters ( amazon is great) I decided to upgrade to the 4 filter c4030 )..So far we are getting hammered with hardwood junk and yellow pollen and the pressure hasn't changed I did open it and clean yesterday just to see and the filters were yellow.
    My lesson is pick a filter that fits your area, the 17502 would have been great for a larger pool with no tree's..I hated to trash it and start over but after spending $130 a year on 2 filters I am hoping the return pays off!

    Also shop around, I bought mine from a pool store on ebay and saved at least $350 vs the local pool store and got it in 2 days.

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    Re: My experience with cartridge filters

    Another helpful hint is this: Put a nylon stocking over the skimmer basket. It will catch the stuff before it even gets into the filter. Check it every once in a while and change/clean it when it gets clogged up.
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    Re: My experience with cartridge filters

    Also I also bought a multicyclone which said it would catch the bigger stuff before it hit the filter..Mine did catch a little dirt but it looked like to be the " tree" stuff wasn't heavy and went right through it..I wasted a lot of money of that experiment

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    Re: My experience with cartridge filters

    Thanks for posting that feedback. You definitely can't go wrong with a bigger filter. We also have lots-o-trees and a big 4 cartridge filter. I switched to Pleatco cartridges and they are even better. Cheaper, clog less, easier to clean, better flow, last longer. All kinds of better.
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    Re: My experience with cartridge filters

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Thanks for posting that feedback. You definitely can't go wrong with a bigger filter. We also have lots-o-trees and a big 4 cartridge filter. I switched to Pleatco cartridges and they are even better. Cheaper, clog less, easier to clean, better flow, last longer. All kinds of better.
    I used that brand in my other filter and your right..Better then the $100 hayward


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    Re: My experience with cartridge filters

    I use hair nets in the skimmers. They are cheap, ($6 per 100) disposable, and catch all but the finest debris before the filter. Just be sure to check/change them frequently to avoid starving your pump. Since I began using them I find my filter lasts at least three times as long between needing cleaning.

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    Re: My experience with cartridge filters

    I will try that idea!


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