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Thread: Product To Degrease Cartridge Filter

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    bxcrwlly's Avatar
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    Dec 2012
    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?
    11,600 gallon plaster salt pool & spa, IC20 SWG, IntelliPH, cartridge filter, 2.7HP IntelliFlo Variable Speed Pump, Gas Heater, Easy Touch System w/remote, 8 roof mounted solar panels

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    Murrieta, CA

    Re: Product To Degrease Cartridge Filter

    TSP -trisodium phosphate works great.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Silver Spring, MD

    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.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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    Denton, TX

    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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