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    Best filter in Phoenix

    Hey all,

    I am replacing my Super II with an Eco star 3400vsp. I currently have a cartridge filter, however my pool guy is saying that I should change over to a sand filter because the cartridge filter get gunked up with the sand storms we have here. My cartridges are pulling 5+ lbs of silt out of the pool every 6 months. So my question is: should I convert over to sand? And if so, which one: Pro series Plus or Top Mount.

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    Sorry it appears that I put this in the wrong forum. Mods, please move to the correct forum.

    Sorry for being a noob.

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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    What size filter do you have now?
    There's no use changing the filter just to enrich the pool guys pockets. If there's nothing wrong with the current filter and it isn't too small, there's no need to change it.
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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    I have a Hayward swimclear 3025. Pool size is ~24k gallons. Particulates levels in the water are ok, but could be better.

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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    That filter is plenty big for that pool.
    You may need a new set of cartridges if they're pretty old but I wouldn't change the filter.
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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    Sounds good to me. Keeps more $ in my pocket.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by Thetaxguy
    Sounds good to me. Keeps more $ in my pocket.

    Thanks!

    Until you go to buy cartridges for your filter. I live to the west of you in Tonopah. A sand filter in my opinion is the only way to go in our dusty environment.
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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    Yeah, the cartridges can be a hard pill to swallow. I've still got some time left on the cartridges. I figure when they will need to be replaced, I may look at moving over to sand.

    Quote Originally Posted by scoharri
    Quote Originally Posted by Thetaxguy
    Sounds good to me. Keeps more $ in my pocket.

    Thanks!

    Until you go to buy cartridges for your filter. I live to the west of you in Tonopah. A sand filter in my opinion is the only way to go in our dusty environment.

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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    Particulates levels in the water are ok, but could be better.
    A bit off the subject but that is far more often a chemistry issue rather than a filter issue. Got a pic to show us?
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    Re: Best filter in Phoenix

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Particulates levels in the water are ok, but could be better.
    A bit off the subject but that is far more often a chemistry issue rather than a filter issue. Got a pic to show us?
    No picture. More of an observation when the pump is running at night and the pool light is on. I will take apicture when I get back in town.

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