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    Cool Caretaker Problems

    I have a Caretaker 99 5 port system with a few problems 1. Low pressure cone filter clean! 2. The cone filter needs to cleaned at least 2 times a day! My main filter is a 4 cartridge Hayward!

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    Re: Caretaker Problems

    Hello and welcome to TFP! I'm curious, so others may be as well... even though I don't have the Careteker floor system, I'm wondering if there is any chance algae could be contributing to your pressure problem. Do you have your own test kit by which to post some water test results? Perhaps another Caretaker owner will reply with some advice as well. We'll watch for updates and try to help any way we can. Nice to have you with us.

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    Re: Caretaker Problems

    Debris should not be able to reach the filter on the caretaker.
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    Re: Caretaker Problems

    I get a lot of debris in that little cone filter it will take a garden hose to clean it out! I just wonder why? Chlorine 3/6, PH 7.5, Alkalinity 120, Hardness 300, Cyanuric Acid 40
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    Re: Caretaker Problems

    Are you sure there is no damage inn your main pool filter?
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    Re: Caretaker Problems

    I am going to take a look today! I will post my findings!
    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Are you sure there is no damage inn your main pool filter?
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    Re: Caretaker Problems

    After inspection the filter I found that algae had the 4 cartridge filters plugged. A good cleaning and the system is happy including the Caretaker pop ups!
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    I am going to take a look today! I will post my findings!
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    Re: Caretaker Problems

    Algae will quickly do that.

    You should clean the filter when the pressure rises 20-25% over the clean pressure.

    Are you following the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process to clean up the algae problem?
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