We bought a foreclosure house in NJ. Love the 3 acrea property not crazy about the in-ground pool until the Grandkids decided we had to use it. House was vacant for 2 years after people left in the night. We uncovered the pool this week and found a mass of leaves and muck on the bottom. After 3 days of "clam digging" we hauled away most of the leaves and muck from the bottom (needed a gas mask...whoa!) and left what looks like a cesspool.
Went to local pool store loaded up on a case of liquid shock, a quart of poly 60 algecide and armed with cleaning hardware. Pool store said the dump 2 gallons of shock and the quart of algecide and remove the two cartridges from the Pentair Cartidge filter. After running the filter for about 12hours we installed the 2 cartridges and have been running 24/7 for 3 more days with no sign of any change in dirt or color.
Before I run out and buy a new filter, does anyone anything about the StaRite System 3 filter sm7.
It is about 10 yrs old and I had it cleaned buy the pool store before I opened the pool.
How long do the cartridges last and is there a way to check to see if there are holes or tears?