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    ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    I'm looking into getting a 2nd set of cartridge filters as others have recommended here at TFP.

    I've got a Pentair CCP320, which requires (4) #17-8580 cartridges. When I google the part# I get several different filters at a wide range of prices.

    Is one brand better than another? Where do you recommend I buy them?

    Thanks in advance!
    NEW POOL: Completed, 11/23/11
    44,000 gallons
    Filter: Pentair -model# CCP520, Cartridge, 150 GPM (17-8585)
    In ground ~ Pebble Sheen
    Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 ~ SWG
    Main and Small waterfall pump: IntelliFlo ~ 3HP,
    Big Waterfall pump: WhisperFlo ~ 1-1/2HP
    Polaris 280 F5 with Century Centurion 3/4HP booster pump

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    I can't believe no one has an opinion about the replacement cartridge filters they bought......
    NEW POOL: Completed, 11/23/11
    44,000 gallons
    Filter: Pentair -model# CCP520, Cartridge, 150 GPM (17-8585)
    In ground ~ Pebble Sheen
    Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 ~ SWG
    Main and Small waterfall pump: IntelliFlo ~ 3HP,
    Big Waterfall pump: WhisperFlo ~ 1-1/2HP
    Polaris 280 F5 with Century Centurion 3/4HP booster pump

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    rugadog, hope you don't mind me adding to your post as I would like to know about filters also as we are new pool people. We have the Hayward C3025 C-7483 filters and am wondering just what you are. Hope you get some responses.
    23,000 indoor IG SWG pool-cartridge filter-pebbletech finish

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    Quote Originally Posted by rugadog
    I can't believe no one has an opinion about the replacement cartridge filters they bought......
    If you're looking for opinions, you'll find them here.

    I have the same filter and the Pleatco replacements that I purchased last year for it have been great so far.

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    Last filter I got at the pool store - not sure of the brand sorry, wish I could help.
    Next one I'll get online...sure it will be cheaper.
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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    There are only two or three companies that actually make the cartridges that are used by all of the different filters. They all seem to be about the same as long as you make sure to get one that is the correct size for your filter. Intex is the only exception that I know of. Intex filters are only good for a single use, while some of the third party replacements can be used over and over.
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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    I have a Unicel replacement cartridge which is going on 2+ years. It is holding up as well as the original Hayward cartridge.
    7,500 gal, IG pool, L shape 22' x 15', 1.5 hp pump, cartridge filter, AquaPlus SWG/Controller, Pebble-Tec liner.

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    Ditto for Unicel.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    Thanks for everyone's input.
    NEW POOL: Completed, 11/23/11
    44,000 gallons
    Filter: Pentair -model# CCP520, Cartridge, 150 GPM (17-8585)
    In ground ~ Pebble Sheen
    Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 ~ SWG
    Main and Small waterfall pump: IntelliFlo ~ 3HP,
    Big Waterfall pump: WhisperFlo ~ 1-1/2HP
    Polaris 280 F5 with Century Centurion 3/4HP booster pump

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    I don't know the name of my filter,but I had one last year that I hated. On the inside of the filter it has rings...and you had to make sure the rod fit through the rings..(hope that makes sense). anyway it would make a loud moaning sound when in use....so just look for one that doesn't have these rings inside. I get mine at Rec Warehouse ..you can usually get them buy 1 get one half price if you ask for it. When I used Baquagoo I used 2 a summer...I am on my 2nd summer with the same filter since my conversion.So I am also saving money on filters.
    27' 17,000 gal, AG,cartridge filter, 2.5 HP Waterway 2 speed

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    I have a CCP520 & found the best price for a Unicel 4pk on Ebay for about $270. Leslie's sells them for about $140 a piece!!
    17,000 gal. IG pool with spillover spa, gunite/white plaster (approx15 y/o, replastered 10/2010), Filter Equipment installed 2007: Pentair CCP520 4-cartridge filter F/R 150, Pentair Mastertemp 250 Gas Heater, 3hp Pentair IntelliFlo Variable 8 Speed Inground Pump(installed 9/2011), and Proud lifetime TFP supporter!!

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    Re: ?Replacement cartridge Filter brand reviews?

    At $125 for a set of four replacements for Hayward CX580XRE, I'm going to give these Pleatco cartridges on eBay a shot. Will check back in later this summer and let you know what I think of them.
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    * Hayward 3025 Swimclear filter, with Hayward 1.5HP Super Pump ... 50.76 GPM
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