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Thread: Fiberglass cover of pool filter

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    Fiberglass cover of pool filter

    The fiberglass cover of my pool filter is peeling by the harsh sun. I get those tiny fiberglass "needles" in my hands when I clean the filter. Those "needles" will stay for several days. That is why I only clean the filter when it is absolutely necessary. Unfortunately it has been one year. Does anyone have any way to avoid the painful experience? Thanks.
    20,000 gallons, cartridge filter, concrete IGP, Bay Area, Northern CA

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    Voodoo_Pool's Avatar
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    May 2011
    On the border AR/TN

    Re: Fiberglass cover of pool filter

    I would recommend wearing gloves when handling the cover. In addition, perhaps you can cover and/or shade the filter to prevent further sun damage.

    Hope this helps. Enjoy!
    22,000 gallons "L" shaped with spillway spa; Hayward 4820 DE; IG Vinyl; 2000 ppm salt; 50 ppm Borates; liquid chlorine; Polaris w/ booster; TF-100 Test Kit w/SpeedStir

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    Aug 2008
    Alta Loma, CA

    Re: Fiberglass cover of pool filter

    Next time you clean the filter lightly sand the cover (wear a dust mask and gloves and long sleeve shirt). Then spray paint it. I did that to my Pentair filter and no more fiberglass in my arms. If you get fiberglass in your skin duct tape works great to remove it but it will also remove hair so be careful!

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    In the Industry

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    Aug 2007
    near the swamp

    Re: Fiberglass cover of pool filter

    I use GOJO.

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