Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Spring, TX
    Posts
    1,082

    Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    This is the first time to clean the filter in about a year. It was brand new last year.

    Dirty Cartridges
    Attached Images Attached Images
    13,000 Plaster IG Pool approx
    Hayward C5030 Cart Filter
    Emerson 1081 EB653 1.0 HP 1.40 S.F. 3450 RPM
    Pool Calculator, Pool School, TF Test Kits

  2. Back To Top    #2

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Spring, TX
    Posts
    1,082

    Re: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    Clean.

    During the winter I will take apart again and soak them. This time I only used the hose.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    13,000 Plaster IG Pool approx
    Hayward C5030 Cart Filter
    Emerson 1081 EB653 1.0 HP 1.40 S.F. 3450 RPM
    Pool Calculator, Pool School, TF Test Kits

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Mod Squad woodyp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    8,995

    Re: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    Nice "new" filters there.
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

  4. Back To Top    #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Spring, TX
    Posts
    1,082

    Re: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    It is amazing that we were swimming in that stuff haha.
    13,000 Plaster IG Pool approx
    Hayward C5030 Cart Filter
    Emerson 1081 EB653 1.0 HP 1.40 S.F. 3450 RPM
    Pool Calculator, Pool School, TF Test Kits

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Trenton NJ
    Posts
    497

    Re: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    Why would you wait so long to clean them? Just curious.
    20,000 gallon viking fiberglass pool w/aqua comfort heat pump, pentair whisperflo pump 1.5hp autopilot dig-220 swg w/RC42 cell (42,000), pg2000 fiber optic lights
    hayward sand filter(medium is echoglass)
    Blue diamond robot cleaner

  6. Back To Top    #6

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Spring, TX
    Posts
    1,082

    Re: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    Quote Originally Posted by ethany
    Why would you wait so long to clean them? Just curious.
    Well the filter is way over sized for the pool I believe. I went from a DE 360 square feet to a 525 square feet cartridge filter.

    The main reason was the return flow had not diminished hardly at all from brand new. Also the pressure gauge had started at around 5 and when I cleaned yesterday was almost halfway between 5-10. So it was around 8 which is hardly the pressure moving at all.

    Edit: Let me correct myself. Each notch on my gauge is 2. So brand new it starts on the 2nd notch which would be 4 and when I cleaned it yesterday it was right on the 3rd notch. So it went from 4 to 6 in a year.
    13,000 Plaster IG Pool approx
    Hayward C5030 Cart Filter
    Emerson 1081 EB653 1.0 HP 1.40 S.F. 3450 RPM
    Pool Calculator, Pool School, TF Test Kits

  7. Back To Top    #7

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,077

    Re: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    The main reason was the return flow had not diminished hardly at all from brand new. Also the pressure gauge had started at around 5 and when I cleaned yesterday was almost halfway between 5-10. So it was around 8 which is hardly the pressure moving at all.
    That's good logic and good pool water management. Enjoying the benefits of a giant filter is very nice.....good work!
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  8. Back To Top    #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Spring, TX
    Posts
    1,082

    Re: Decided to clean my cartridge filter today

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    The main reason was the return flow had not diminished hardly at all from brand new. Also the pressure gauge had started at around 5 and when I cleaned yesterday was almost halfway between 5-10. So it was around 8 which is hardly the pressure moving at all.
    That's good logic and good pool water management. Enjoying the benefits of a giant filter is very nice.....good work!
    Thanks for the kind words. I had to actually correct myself in my post about the numbers. I actually went from 4-6. I had not really payed attention to had many notches and such until just now. So after cleaning it dropped back down to a clean state pressure with just a very, very slight rise since I am sure I did not get it fully clean due to just using the hose.
    13,000 Plaster IG Pool approx
    Hayward C5030 Cart Filter
    Emerson 1081 EB653 1.0 HP 1.40 S.F. 3450 RPM
    Pool Calculator, Pool School, TF Test Kits

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •