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Thread: Going from cartridge to sand filter

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    Robins Airman's Avatar
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    Going from cartridge to sand filter

    For my 14,000 gal AGP...any sugestion?

    have read they are easier to clean...any comments on that?

    Thanks all for your amazingly helpful advice! Bo

    18x33 Morada pool, 14,100 Gal - 2HP, 2SPD W/Skimmer and Caplet Basket, 125 GPM Waterway ProClean Cartridge Filter System – 8 Gal LQ - TF-100.

    Thanks in advance for all your help!

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    Re: Going from cartridge to sand filter

    Easier is a relative thing. Size is more important than the type. Any sufficiently large sized filter is not going to be an issue when cleaning because the time between cleanings is extended. However, if you're wanting something that's easier to clean during the actual cleaning operation, then the sand is less labor intensive than a cartridge once it and a proper waste line is installed. Where you have to dismantle the filter, rinse the cartridges and reassemble the cartridge filter, all that's required to clean a sand filter is to stop the pump, switch the multiport to backwash, start the pump and run it till the backwash runs clear, stop the pump, switch to rinse and run the pump about a minute, stop the pump, switch to filter and start the pump in it's normal run cycle. One of the drawbacks to a sand filter is that it wastes a lot of water during backwash.
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    Re: Going from cartridge to sand filter

    If you go sand you may want to look at "Zeo" sand. One popular brand is Zeolite. You use it in a normal sand tank but it provides better clarity than sand.
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