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Thread: Pentair QUAD DE filter vs standard pentair DE filters

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    Pentair QUAD DE filter vs standard pentair DE filters

    I'm looking at upgrading my filter as I'm adding solar to the system and would benefit from a higher flow rate. Does anyone have any new feedback on the quad de models? I'm stepping up to a 60 sq ft size.

    The advantages I see with the quad are: easier cleaning, smaller footprint (my equipment pad is small), lower price $60 so not a big deal, uses less DE than other similar sized filters, supposedly needs less pump force.

    Down sides are the cartridges are more expensive than screens, newer tech not as much feedback out there...
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Pentair QUAD DE filter vs standard pentair DE filters

    Reasons I like Quads:

    1) Plumbing options include direct, push pull valve, or multiport.

    2) They go bigger than 60 sq. ft. (HUGE!).

    3) The cartridges are easier to clean than spiral grid assemblies. It's a similar procedure but the shape is easier.

    4) Unlike paper elements, the cartridges use the same material as a grid.

    Reasons I don't like them:

    1) I need a bigger trash can to soak the grids.

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    Re: Pentair QUAD DE filter vs standard pentair DE filters

    Thabks for the response. So really no negatives then?
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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    Re: Pentair QUAD DE filter vs standard pentair DE filters

    The big advantage of the quad D.E. filters are that it is using the best of both worlds. Both cartridge filtering and diatamacheous earth (DE) are used. Yes, it is an easier filter clean too. I don't really see any disadvantages. The time is takes to break down a regular D.E. filter and hose off and clean every grid is about 30-45 minutes. The time to break down the quad and hose off is about 20 minutes but makes less of a mess because it only requires a 1/3 of the filtering media D.E.

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    Re: Pentair QUAD DE filter vs standard pentair DE filters

    Thanks Pacifica!
    15,600 Gallon, 16' x 32' In-Ground Vinyl Pool
    Pentair VS 3050 pump, Quad DE 60 filter and SunTouch controller
    8 gallon Liquidator, Aquatherm EcoSun Solar Panels, 2 wheel ThePoolCleaner

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