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    buying replacement filter Cartridges

    i have been changing my cartridge filter about every 8-10 months,that's about 100.00 a year.i see different threads say every 2000 hours and one guy said every 2 years,what i would like to no if there is any where that i can buy a box of filters like with 6 or more in them.i have a 15,000 inground with a pentair varible speed pump,pool is all most 2 years old and am starting to figure this salt system out,i live in south florida and we use it alot.
    appreciate any help thanks
    charley

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    Re: buying replacement filter Cartridges

    Charley, cartridge filters should last a good while. I have a single cartridge that will last me 2-3 seasons easy, while multi-cartridge owners can go several years without changing. Much depends on the stress placed on the filters, and a lot of that is due to water chemistry. Many people order their filters from places like Amazon/com of Inyopools.com. It might help if you update your signature with all of your pool info. Maybe someone with the same equipment as you will have more answers.
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    Re: buying replacement filter Cartridges

    Like Pat said your cartridge filter should be lasting 2 to 3 years with proper care.

    What filter do you have now?

    TFP generally recommends a filter at least 25% larger than recommended. I think doubling the size is best.

    Why? Larger filters run at a lower presure and don't require cleaning as often.

    I clean my filter twice a year. It's 4 years old and is doing fine.
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    Re: buying replacement filter Cartridges

    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Splash View Post
    Charley, cartridge filters should last a good while. I have a single cartridge that will last me 2-3 seasons easy, while multi-cartridge owners can go several years without changing. Much depends on the stress placed on the filters, and a lot of that is due to water chemistry. Many people order their filters from places like Amazon/com of Inyopools.com. It might help if you update your signature with all of your pool info. Maybe someone with the same equipment as you will have more answers.
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    when i googled it i should of read the whole story not just the headlines all i seen was Pool-filter cartridges can run for about 2,000 hours in a filter pump. so if i ran it 8 hrs a day thats well over a year or more.i am learning this pool stuff on the fly because i was tired of paying $75.00 a week to a pool guy,all he did was dip those strips in the water and left,and it turned out when i took it to a store my salt reading was off the chart and also missing other chemicals as well,so i had to pump half the pool out and start over,so thanks for the help.
    charley

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    Re: buying replacement filter Cartridges

    You're welcome Charley. Please stick around, read, and ask all the questions you need to. No one should have to pay $75 a week to have their pool maintained - most of those services are inadequate anyways. We'll help you along. But if you don't have a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006 test kit, you really need to make that your first pool priority. The rest is easy from there. Have a nice evening.
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