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    Filter cleaning schedule

    I put a new filter elements in my filter when my pool was replastered about six months ago. There is a large element and small element, just curious if a person should just clean these when the pressure rises or if there is a time frame? The pressure remains very low, around 3 psi. It always has showed low pressure because there's a large surface area. No issues, water is clear, just curious if a guy should be cleaning them on a regular basis or is it all dependent on pressure rise?


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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    it is all dependant on presure, when it rises 25% above clean PSI.. unless it is oversized and has not risen 25% in a year, clean it at the end of the year when you close
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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    Are you running the pump on "Low"?
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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    The pump runs at 2200 RPM during the time SWG is working, about eight hours a day. Then it runs the rest of the time around 1600 RPM. I let it run 24 /7.
    When it's running at 1600 RPM the pressure gauge hardly registers. If I kick the pump up to full speed I might get 12 to 15 psi maybe. When I get home from work I will check it.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    Check your pressure at around 3000 rpm and use that as your check point to watch for the 20-25% rise in pressure. I would clean once in spring and once in fall at a minimum. After the trees finish hurling stuff into the pool.
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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    OK at 1400 it reads zero, at 1800, which is what I am running while I run in my SWG it reads 2 psi, at 3000 it reads 12 psi. At 3110, wide-open hit reach 13 psi. I thought it was running at 2200 well running my SWG but I was mistaken I only run at 1800.



    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    So, next time you clean the filter check the pressure at 3000 rpm and note the clean pressure. I run mine at 1100 rpm for making FC, skimming and filtering and it is 0 psi.
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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    I would like to run my slower to save on electricity, but if I run much lower my skimmers do not seem to do a very good job.


    ~14K gallon - AquaRite AQR15 SWG - pool Newly plastered on April 9 2016
    TF100 kit - STA-RITE SYSTEM3 Modular Media Filtration - Model S8M150
    Pool water supply from on site water well = CH of ~350 and TA of ~350
    Doheny's Discovery Automatic Robotic Cleaner/Pentair Model 011018 VS Pump
    Sundance Altamar Hot tub separate from pool / central Oklahoma

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    Re: Filter cleaning schedule

    It took some messing around to get mine to work better. I ended up reversing the flow in my pool from clockwise to counterclockwise and that helped a lot. Also, I have a 3way valve that controls suction flow from drain or skimmers. That is set at about 80% skimmers and 20% drain. There may not be all that much savings, mine uses 150 watts at 1100 rpm.
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