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Thread: How often shall I replaced the cartridge in the filter?

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    How often shall I replaced the cartridge in the filter?

    Hi

    Cartridge is in its second year. We have noticed a small film on top of the water that wasn't there last year. I am just wondering how often does the cartridge has to be replaced. I have a 3200 GA above ground pool.

    Thxs

    Pat
    12' AG, 3200GA, cartridge filter, pool installed 6/20/2015, Taylor K-2006 test kit,

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    Re: How often shall I replaced the cartridge in the filter?

    The only time a cartridge needs to be replaced is if the fabric rips or the end caps don't seal well. Otherwise they can last a very long time. I just replaced my filter after 10 years because the end caps no long sealed and debris was getting by the filter.

    But a film on top of the water doesn't necessarily mean you have a bad filter. Do you know what the film is (e.g. oil, pollen, etc)? If oil, use scum balls in the skimmer. You can also try a skimmer sock.
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    Re: How often shall I replaced the cartridge in the filter?

    I don't know what the film is. I will try the balls you mention.

    Thxs a lot for the answer

    Pat
    12' AG, 3200GA, cartridge filter, pool installed 6/20/2015, Taylor K-2006 test kit,

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