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Thread: Bringing back an old debate, sand vs cartridge filter

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    Bringing back an old debate, sand vs cartridge filter

    If you could do it over again or people that have switched, which one do you prefer?

    Currently use sand here, thinking of switching to cartridge, this year hardly getting any rain and with the increase in swimmer load i,m back washing more often.

    If you have switched from sand to cartridge, did you incease water flow? And how much pressure drop did you get by switching?

    My starting psi is 19 and i backwash at about 23-24

    Thanks
    15,000 gallon inground fiberglass pool with spa. 350lb Sand filter, 1.5 hp pump, and heater

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    Re: Bringing back an old debate, sand vs cartridge filter

    When I bought the house the pool and equipment came with. It was an old DE filter (Doughboy) that I really didn't understand. Having never dealt with a pool before I bought a cart filter. Absolutely love it. My pressure never really goes up but it's just me and maybe a couple peeps over now and then. I use a Pool Blaster to vac so I manage to keep alot from getting into the filter. Once cotton season is over with I yank the cart, give it a good spray down and add a dose of purifiber to polish up the water. Lucky me, my neighbor just north of me has 7 cottonwood trees. Just behind my fence, about 15 feet from the pool is designated wetlands full of trees and half dead trees. So I get ALL that junk as well. Little "helicopter" season is next. Oh yea! I see you are a fellow Michigander. If you don't mind me asking, where in MI are you located?
    17,500 gal. ABG Doughboy Pool
    1/2 HP Pump/150 sq.ft. Cartridge Filter
    TF100 Test Kit And Speedstir

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    Re: Bringing back an old debate, sand vs cartridge filter

    Macomb michigan

    I also use a cellose fiber too, i buy the 25lb bag 4 years ago and still have it. Love the polished water, also a reason i backwash more often. How often do you clean your cartridge filter?
    15,000 gallon inground fiberglass pool with spa. 350lb Sand filter, 1.5 hp pump, and heater

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