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    pool filter size

    Hi,

    We just bought a house with a pool in December. We've been trying to get things balanced and in working order. We want to buy a new filter but I'm running into a little trouble. When I search the make and model of our filter holder, it keeps showing a filter that looks like the ones we have but it's about 3 inches shorter. Could this be a problem? I'm wondering now if the one we have is even the right size. It fits in the tube where it goes, but would it matter if a new one is shorter?

    We have a sta-rite posi flo 135TXR thing that holds the filter. Any help would be great on this. We feel like we just run in circles. We tried going to Leslie's but they just measured the old one and said they would have to order it, but we'd rather get it on our own and maybe save a few dollars.

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    Re: pool filter size

    Welcome to tfp, Pebs8320

    For a cartridge filter you need to match filter to the housing size. A quick google brought up many choices: "sta-rite posi-flo 135TXR replacement filter".
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    That makes sense. The height of those say that I would need a 31 1/4 inch filter, however the 2 old ones we have are like 34 1/4 inch. So do you think I'd be okay getting the one that keeps coming up in the search and that maybe the previous owners just got too tall of a filter?
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    Re: pool filter size

    I have no idea how a taller filter would have fit and worked. Is the taller one the same diameter as the shorter one?
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    Re: pool filter size

    It's the same diameter, I'm thinking I will check on the diameter of the hole in the middle to see if that is the same measurement as well. Maybe we should measure the housing unit as well.
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    Re: pool filter size

    If you want, take some pictures when you do it, and post them here.
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    Re: pool filter size

    Okay the diameter of the whole filter and the hole match the ones that come up in google search. We took a picture of how high the old filter comes up compared to the housing. The one we have comes up into the dome area the shorter one would fall just below the dome in the shiny area. Should it be up in the dome area?
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    Re: pool filter size

    I am glad you took a picture. I think you want the taller filter. See the drawings here: http://www.aqua-man.com/row_num.asp?Ic=9514 If you click on the stainless steel filter housing link, then find the filter for the T135TX, it turns out to be a 34 1/2 tall filter. See: http://www.aqua-man.com/row_num.asp?Ic=879 Maybe the shorter one is for the style that has a split housing at the top?

    By the way, I have never ordered from that site (I know nothing about it), just using it for the pictures, etc.
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    Re: pool filter size

    I found a few by searching for the T-135TX that had the correct length ... also for reference:
    UNICEL: UHD-SR135
    Pleatco: PSR135-4
    Filbur: FC-2560
    OEM: WC108-59S2X
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    Re: pool filter size

    Cool. Thank you for the help. I love how everyone is so helpful here and not pushy like the people at the pool stores.
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