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    Bellingham, northwestern Washington State

    Question Question about cartridge filter and dirt catcher

    I have an older pool and filter system. I am trying to replace the cartridge filter which has a dirt catcher inside.

    My filter is a Jacuzzi CFR 50, 9 15/16ths wide by 10" long. It has a dirt catcher inside. What I am concerned about is that I can find a replacement filter, Unicel C-9650, which is the correct size, but it has no dirt catcher inside. I have found dirt catchers by Jacuzzi on Amazon, Jacuzzi Whirlpool 42294207R Dirt Catcher, 50 sq. ft. My question is, should there be any problem in putting the dirt catcher inside the Unicel C9650 cartridge filter?

    I don't want to spend a lot a money until I know these will probably work together.

    The older filter that I own has a dirt catcher. Is there some way to take the dirt catcher out of the filter I have and put it in the new filter? Is it helpful to take the dirt catcher out and try to clean it?
    Last edited by RobynA; 07-23-2016 at 06:28 PM. Reason: additional question
    Robyn A
    16' D round AG vinyl pool (set up in June and taken down in Sept every year), 5300 gallons, 200 sq. ft., Splash Pak Element Filter System (cartridge), with a Magnetek 1081/1795 Century Pool Jetted Tub Motor, single speed. Filter system dated Feb. 1995.
    Used pool. TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Question about cartridge filter and dirt catcher

    Jacuzzi CFR 50, 75, 100, 150 Cartridge Filter Parts and Accessories- PartsWarehouse Should be able to push dirt catcher out of old filter and install into new cartridge.

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