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    Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    Hi everybody!

    I am preparing for my up and coming pool build and just getting my feet wet with an appropiate filter to keep my water clear.

    I was looking at this filter:
    http://www.epoolshop.com/pentairfnsplus ... ilter.aspx

    Any suggestions on other Pentair filters would be appreciated if I'm not on the right track. I specifically want a DE filter.

    I'm wondering if it is big enough? It's 60 sq. ft. and also, do I need a Pentair Multiport Valve Kit 2" to go along with it? <drawing a blank here, sorry for the silly question> What does this multiport thing do?

    Here is a pic of the Multiport Kit:
    http://www.epoolshop.com/pentairfnsplus ... 2inch.aspx

    It looks to me that the filter doesn't come with a bump handle. Is this what the multiport thing-ma-bob is for? What do you hook into the multiports?

    Again, sorry if this is redundant for some... I'm still learning the inground system.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    I have the 48sf version for my 30k IG pool and it does a great job.
    20'x40' / 30,000 Gal / In Ground / Vinyl
    Pentair FNS 48 DE Filter / Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP Pump
    Jandy Lite2 400k BTU Propane Heater / Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit / BBB
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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    Good to know!

    I believe waste said that I should go with the biggest DE filter I could get to cut down on back washing.

    Do you have a multiport valve kit on yours?

    Could you post a pic of it? I can wait til daylight. It would be much appreciated. 8)
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    20'x40' / 30,000 Gal / In Ground / Vinyl
    Pentair FNS 48 DE Filter / Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP Pump
    Jandy Lite2 400k BTU Propane Heater / Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit / BBB
    Creator of SimplePool (BBB Friendly Android App) http://www.simplepool.net

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    Coolness! 8) So I will need it! Thank you so much kenmar!

    Now, I have to narrow down my pump choices.

    I am thinking about a Pentair IntelliFlo VS-SVRS Pump.
    http://www.epoolshop.com/pentairintelli ... f230v.aspx
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    Sure, no problem!

    If I may ask, where are you located in PA?
    20'x40' / 30,000 Gal / In Ground / Vinyl
    Pentair FNS 48 DE Filter / Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP Pump
    Jandy Lite2 400k BTU Propane Heater / Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit / BBB
    Creator of SimplePool (BBB Friendly Android App) http://www.simplepool.net

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    South western PA. Fayette County. The poorest in the state!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    I am on the other side (south east), near Allentown.... The rainest in the state
    20'x40' / 30,000 Gal / In Ground / Vinyl
    Pentair FNS 48 DE Filter / Pentair Challenger 1.5 HP Pump
    Jandy Lite2 400k BTU Propane Heater / Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    TF-100 Test Kit / BBB
    Creator of SimplePool (BBB Friendly Android App) http://www.simplepool.net

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    Well, we've gotten pounded with the wetness too! I'm ready for hot weather, let me tell ya! My pool last week was a high of 62*. I checked it today and it was 72*.

    Come one warm weather!
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...

    Quote Originally Posted by kenmar
    I am on the other side (south east), near Allentown.... The rainest in the state
    Well in Seattle we have gone 25 days without any rain! Go figure. Having lived in Souderton PA most of my life, I can say, you guys don't get as much rain as us.

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    Re: Pentair FNS Plus Fiberglass DE Pool Filter...


    Well in Seattle we have gone 25 days without any rain! Go figure. Having lived in Souderton PA most of my life, I can say, you guys don't get as much rain as us.
    Yea we have had a good run, but we deserve it with the winter we had
    I consider myself very lucky I found this site before the pool store found me-pool owner since Nov 2008- Stunningly clear 17,000 gal fiberglass pool, thanks to this site, installed in 1982-24" 3.1sq. ft sta-rite sand filter, 1 hp - 2 speed wisperflo pump-WFDS-4

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