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Thread: Product To Degrease Cartridge Filter

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    bxcrwlly's Avatar
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    Central Florida

    Product To Degrease Cartridge Filter

    The pool store cartridge filter cleaning products are expensive and difficult to use. I've heard you can use a leading "dishwasher" product and achieve better results. Obviously you have to ensure the filter is rinsed very well so as not to introduce dishwasher soap to the pool. Anyone have any experience with this practice?
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    Re: Product To Degrease Cartridge Filter

    TSP -trisodium phosphate works great.
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    Re: Product To Degrease Cartridge Filter

    Automatic dish washer detergent works great. Hose off the filter cartridge normally. Then soak overnight in a mixture of one cup of powdered detergent for every five gallons of water. Finally hose off the cartridge again and replace in the filter.
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    Re: Product To Degrease Cartridge Filter

    I'd suggest TSP (trisodium phosphate) first if you can get it. Home Depot has it in their painting section where the "clean up" stuff is located. If it isn't available in your area which it may not be, then JasonLion's recommendation of dishwasher detergent is the next best thing.
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