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    Trying everything

    I know I have asked a lot I questions today but I am trying hard. What is best way to clean cartridge filter? I've been hosing it off but when I run my fingers I between folds I come out with thick gray gummy stuff. I have no doubt this is helping cause my slow progress this year. Any way for me to have an actual clean filter?
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Trying everything

    From Further Reading section of Pool School:
    re-how-to-clean-a-cartridge-filter-t4465.html

    Sounds like you may need to go through the soaking process.
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    Re: Trying everything

    Sounds like I may need to use muriatic acid. Very very scared to ruin my filter. Should I use dish soap first?
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Trying everything

    Quote Originally Posted by passionsrlz
    Should I use dish soap first?
    YES!!! ... isn't there a warning about that in the article?

    Especially since you are finding goo.
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    Re: Trying everything

    I read and re read advice after article. First thing I will do is buy a better nozzle. Think I will avoid acid treatment if at all possible.
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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    Re: Trying everything

    Also afraid to soak filter right now because I am in shock process.
    AGP: 24' x 52" cartridge filter: 13,500 gallons. Taylor K-2006 test kit.

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