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    Waxing your filter

    I just had an IntelliFlo VS+SVRS pump installed by my local pool service guy - who does a way neater job than I could ever hope to do.

    Whilst I was chatting with him, he passed on a tip for the maintenance of my relatively new Pentair Cartridge filter. Apparently, if you wax the outside of the filter using car wax, the plastic finish will last better in the hot North Texas sun?

    Just curious if anyone else has tried this?
    11,000 gal shaded pebbletech in ground with spa/spillover
    IntelliFlo VS+SVRS Pump
    Pentair Cartridge Filter
    Hayward Navigator Pro cleaner
    Rheem heater
    North Texas

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    Re: Waxing your filter

    Strong UV rays are very damaging to many things they hit, so a polish with UV inhibitors can help protect the surface of the filter. Many filters are made with polymers, which are susceptible to UV degradation.
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    Apr 2007
    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Waxing your filter

    While I'm not particularly careful with most things, I have always put a coat of car wax on my filter each Spring........and it's indooors!

    It takes all of three minutes and my filter looks virtually like the day it was uncrated.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    Frederick County, MD

    Re: Waxing your filter

    That is tremendous, I need to do this, thanks for the tip.

    Southern Frederick County, MD - Leisure Moroccan 38 Fiberglass Pool - 19,800 gallons
    Pentair 1.5 hp 2 speed pump - Cartridge filter - Dolphin robot - TF-100 Test Kit - SWCG

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