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    Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    So I'm getting things in order to open our pool and I take my old filter, which came from the exact same store when they installed our pool, back to the store so I can be sure of getting the correct one for replacement. It's clearly a Unicel but it has no other markings on it whatsoever. Its 6 " in diameter and 26 " long, not counting the semi-circle handle on top and the white male adapter on the bottom. I asked the owner if he knew the part number, he told me he didn't know what the part number was but that it was a 100 sq ft filter. I asked him how does he order that part for his store without using the part number and he ignored me but spoke up clearly to tell me that the filter was $149.50, that's when I walked out...I'm pretty sure the replacement filter isn't THAT expensive. Can someone help to identify it so I can buy it somewhere else? I hope my pictures will attach...
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    15ft x 54in AGP/Vinyl
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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    http://www.unicelfilters.com/pool_owner ... m.asp?dd=1

    perhaps you can find something here. I tried to input the measurements you stated in your post but they were incompatible. The measurements on the website are quite specific (26 1/8 and so forth) so perhaps that was the problem.

    or you can search by OEM
    http://www.unicelfilters.com/pool_owner ... _byOem.asp
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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Thanks for your reply, I did happen to find those sites and couldn't come up with anything. I will try to re-measure and maybe come up with more exact numbers and search again, thanks so much!


    EDIT: The lengths on those charts only go to 19 3/4 in. My length is definitely 25 7/8 in. and the diameter is 6 in.
    15ft x 54in AGP/Vinyl
    ~5,950 gals
    1.5 HP Sandman Cartridge Filter
    BBB Method

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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Why don't you post up the model and a picture of the filter itself? That may help to figure out the correct cartridge.

    EDIT: Is it the same as the Hydro 90 or Hydro 120 pump/filter combo?
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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Quote Originally Posted by boaz65
    Thanks for your reply, I did happen to find those sites and couldn't come up with anything. I will try to re-measure and maybe come up with more exact numbers and search again, thanks so much!


    EDIT: The lengths on those charts only go to 19 3/4 in. My length is definitely 25 7/8 in. and the diameter is 6 in.
    Strange, I was able to find this on that website:

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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Piggybacking on this topic, because it brought to mind a question for me:

    How do you know when your cartridge filter needs to be replaced?
    8,000 gallon, in ground, fiberglass pool with a cartridge filter.

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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Quote Originally Posted by GuinnessPhish
    Piggybacking on this topic, because it brought to mind a question for me:

    How do you know when your cartridge filter needs to be replaced?
    When you find holes in it ... or maybe if it just becomes so gunked up that the TSP and acid cleanings do not help.
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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Thanks to you all, especially Thehowheels.....I tried navigating that site every which way but saw nothing longer than the 19 some odd inches that I posted. I did have the semi-circular top correct but was unsure about the bottom. For the **** of it, I'm going to go back and try again just to see if I can find it like you did for me. Thanks again to all who helped!!!
    15ft x 54in AGP/Vinyl
    ~5,950 gals
    1.5 HP Sandman Cartridge Filter
    BBB Method

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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Rob

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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Quote Originally Posted by boaz65
    Thanks to you all, especially Thehowheels.....I tried navigating that site every which way but saw nothing longer than the 19 some odd inches that I posted. I did have the semi-circular top correct but was unsure about the bottom. For the **** of it, I'm going to go back and try again just to see if I can find it like you did for me. Thanks again to all who helped!!!

    Here's how I got there:

    From this link: http://www.unicelfilters.com/pool_owner ... _byOem.asp

    Leave the drop-down box on OEM (Optional), and click Next >

    On the next screen, select "length" only, then click Next > (if you select diameter, results are more severely limited).

    If I select 26" length, it looks like 7" diameter is the only option.

    25-3/4" has 3 diameters, but only one of them is with the male slip fitting: 5-7/8" diameter (pretty close to your measurements, and the one I took the screen shot of)
    Matt
    9k gallon, plaster, IG. Raised spa w/ spillover into pool. AO Smith Century Centurion / Purex Triton WisperFlo 0.5 HP, Hayward 1.5 HP (spa), Polaris 1-516-01 1.5 HP (blower). Hayward DE3620 36 ft2 72 GPM DE Filter, Polaris 145 cleaner. Pool built ~1980.
    Trouble-free, BBB since: April 25, 2013

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    Re: Cartridge filter help...NO HELP FROM POOL SUPPLY STORE!

    Thanks again, yeah I believe I selected the diameter, and that left me with limited choices. I bookmarked it for future reference...by the way, when I order these replacements from now on, will they come with that white fitting on the bottom, or do I have to remove it from the used one and insert it into the bottom of the new one?
    15ft x 54in AGP/Vinyl
    ~5,950 gals
    1.5 HP Sandman Cartridge Filter
    BBB Method

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