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    Will I need new filter cartridges if I convert to SWG?

    Hi there! My filter cartridges need replacement which will set me back about $600. I am also thinking of possibly converting the pool to SWG at some point in the future. If I need new cartridges after converting to SWG then maybe I should hold off the purchase until I make up my mind about the conversion. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks
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    Re: Will I need new filter cartridges if I convert to SWG?

    The filter cartridges have nothing to do with a SWG.
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    Re: Will I need new filter cartridges if I convert to SWG?

    Agreed, saltwater or not makes no difference to any pool equipment. Take a look at Pleatco filters, I am very happy with mine.
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    Re: Will I need new filter cartridges if I convert to SWG?

    Great to know. I believe my neighbor was sold a set of new filters when he converted to SWG which confused me. I might not have the full story there though. Thanks for the reply!
    In Ground Chlorine Irregular Shape (21,000 gallons), Cartridge filter Sta-Rite S7M120, Pentair 342001 SuperFlo VS, Vinyl Liner , Gas Heater Raypak P-R265B-EN, Test Kit Taylor K-2006, Filled with Tap Water, NO Spa, Several large trees towering the pool, Pool and equipment several years old but look in reasonable shape

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    Re: Will I need new filter cartridges if I convert to SWG?

    About the Pleatco filters, pooldv, can I do that? I thought I can only get the OEM "Sta-Rite 25021-0200S & 25022-0201S System 3 S7M120" and they are really expensive. I will definitely check them. Are there any other good brands in case Pleatco is not available in Canada?

    As you can probably tell by now, I am very new to pool ownership
    In Ground Chlorine Irregular Shape (21,000 gallons), Cartridge filter Sta-Rite S7M120, Pentair 342001 SuperFlo VS, Vinyl Liner , Gas Heater Raypak P-R265B-EN, Test Kit Taylor K-2006, Filled with Tap Water, NO Spa, Several large trees towering the pool, Pool and equipment several years old but look in reasonable shape

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    Re: Will I need new filter cartridges if I convert to SWG?

    I don't know if they are available in Canada. Pleatco has a great website and even better customer service. If you tell them what you have they will figure out if they can help you.
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    Re: Will I need new filter cartridges if I convert to SWG?

    There are several brands that you can use. Don't pay extra for OEM, there is little difference in performance.
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