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    cartridge filter suggestions

    In my quest to defeat the neverending pollen problem in my pool, I have decided to look for a cartridge filter to replace the sand filter. Pool is a 24ft AGP and I would like to keep the 2 speed 1hp sta rite pump I currently have. I know that alot of you suggest going with a larger than normal filter for the pool size.
    Questions are: What size range should I be looking for? Can I reuse the existing pump(that has its outlet on the top and not the side)? And what brands come recommended?
    The three that I am looking at now are: Hayward Xstream(120sqft 38,400 gal 8 hour filter rate) Pentair clean and clear(100sqft 48,000 gal 8 hr. filter rate) and sta-rite system2(100sqft 48,000gal 8hr) I am seeing these 3 in a Doheny's catalog and they sell filter only as well as filter/pump(which I don't need)
    Thoughts?
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    Re: cartridge filter suggestions

    I have a StaRite 450 SF cartridge, and I sell a lot of Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 420 SF filters. Either one of these is a great filter (I know they are bigger than what you are considering, but I would go that route instead of smaller). I have never been a fan of Hayward's products.

    Either of those filters would work great with your current pump also.

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    Re: cartridge filter suggestions

    anybody else? I'm not totally sure about sizing the right filter for my pool...
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    Re: cartridge filter suggestions

    What's the max flowrate of your current sand filter? Take that number and as long as the new filter exceeds that number you'll be good. Having said that I'd buy as large a filter as I could afford.
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    Re: cartridge filter suggestions

    Those strike me as a little small - they will work, just require cleaning more often.
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    Re: cartridge filter suggestions

    To go up in size on the filter, It seems like I have to look in the Inground Pool filter section. Is an Inground cartridge filter usable with an AGP and the AGP pump?
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    Re: cartridge filter suggestions

    I have a 150sf Waterway Clearwater cart filter paired with a 2 speed pump. I run it on low 24/7 and I clean the filter every 6-8 weeks. It's for AG pools...
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    Re: cartridge filter suggestions

    Well, Doheny's shows a 150 sq ft Pentair Clean and Clear for an AGP. I think that'd work. it's part # 7655. I've got a knockoff Hayward Xstream 150 sq ft, and I have to clean it maybe once a season. Only thing I don't like about it is it uses a back-fitted pressure gauge that's recessed into the unit instead of a bottom-fitted gauge. I've went through three gauges, they all get water in them and fail within a month or two. I was going to go with a glycerin-filled gauge, but finding a back-fitted one with the right scale is kind of difficult. The Pentair unit has a bottom-fitted gauge, which seems like everyone carries. Just MHO.
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