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    Pool Filter cartridge... school me...

    When I bought the house it had an original Jandy filter... and that filter looks like it did it's job for a LONG LONG LONG time... when I then changed it to a Pool Man filter from Home Depot... and, with my VERY limited experience, I think it's a piece of ****... so...

    Talk to me.

    What's the best?

    Jandy? Unicel? or it doesn't matter... I just ordered a Unicel after reading a thread here... but thought I'd ask.

    Thank you!
    Pete
    16000 Gal. Kidney / Gunite / SE Florida / Taylor K2006 / Stenner
    Jandy CS100 / Sta-Rite U3 Skimmer / Pentair Great White / Single Floor Drain / Single Return / Hayward SP2300VSP
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    I'm still learning and I know nothing!.. I'm loving the Stenner!

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    Re: Pool Filter cartridge... school me...

    I didn't have an issue with my aftermarket cartridges that cost a quarter of the name brand stuff. It does seem as though your filter is undersized though.
    14.5K gal Plaster IGP, Intelliflo VS, EasyTouch 8, SWG, IntellipH, Clear and Clean 420 Cartridge Filter, Attached Spa, H400IDL2 NG Heater

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    Re: Pool Filter cartridge... school me...

    Quote Originally Posted by FixItPete
    When I bought the house it had an original Jandy filter... and that filter looks like it did it's job for a LONG LONG LONG time... when I then changed it to a Pool Man filter from Home Depot... and, with my VERY limited experience, I think it's a piece of ****... so...
    What is it about the original Jandy that makes you think it was used for a long time? Maybe it just went a bit longer between cleanings as undersized as it is. Did you keep it? You may be able to salvage it if it doesn't have any holes in it and you soak it in some type of cleaner...
    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Pool Filter cartridge... school me...

    I do still have it... and I have been thinking about soaking it and trying to "revive" it... in any event, after carefully examining the one in there now... there are some holes between the pleats... likely the problem (or part of it) that I've been having.
    16000 Gal. Kidney / Gunite / SE Florida / Taylor K2006 / Stenner
    Jandy CS100 / Sta-Rite U3 Skimmer / Pentair Great White / Single Floor Drain / Single Return / Hayward SP2300VSP
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    I'm still learning and I know nothing!.. I'm loving the Stenner!

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