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Thread: How much better are Unicel vs Intex cartridges?

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    frogabog's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Portland, Oregon

    How much better are Unicel vs Intex cartridges?

    Looking to filter finer particles than the Intex cartridges can handle.

    Unicel makes replacement non-disposable cartridges. Are they actually better for fines than Intex?

    My other choice is to go with a biodiesel 1 micron bag on the return of one or both of the pumps, and continue with the Intex filters.

    It's $16-20'ish bux either way although I'd like to choose one option instead of both if possible.

    Any opinions?
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: How much better are Unicel vs Intex cartridges?

    The Unicel cartridges are certainly better than the Intex cartridges, but they can't work miracles. A good filter bag will usually do far better at filtering, but keep in mind that they do require some attention and can be a pain to clean.
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