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Thread: Cartridge filter cleaning question

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    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Seacoast, NH

    Cartridge filter cleaning question

    This is our four summer with our pool. When the pb gave us our training, he said to clean the filter if the the pressure goes up 10 lbs. Never once has the pressure gone up more than 2 lbs. We have the pb close the pool in the fall and open it in the spring. They clean the filter when they close it.

    I see ppl here discussing cleaning their filter often. Should I do it just to be sure? We don't have much trouble with the pool. Usually a slight algae bloom in mid-August that I attack with chlorine as so as I see it but that's about it. If I clean the filter will it help avoid the August bloom.
    19,000 gallons
    Stay-Rite System 3 Cartridge filter
    IG vinyl, MasterTemp 400 Propane heater
    Intellichlor 40 SWG, 2006 Taylor Test Kit with Speed Stirrer
    1.5 HP Pump

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    Re: Cartridge filter cleaning question

    Consider yourself lucky. We cleaned ours up to twice a week during the messiest times of the year!

    20,000 gallons, marquis surface, size 150 cartridge filter, Florida
    Winter Park FL
    10,000 gallons, 1.5hp pump, DE Filter, Marbletite Surface

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    Mod Squad Bama Rambler's Avatar
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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Cartridge filter cleaning question

    If your pressure's not rising then cleaning it at opening and closing is fine.
    The best thing to prevent an algae bloom is to get a good test kit and read Pool School. And learn to take control of your pool.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit

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