Just wanted to share my experience with you concerning filters.
Let me start off by saying my chemicals are spot on and have been since the first week of setting up our pool, do to this excellent site
I read up on filters, while I cant afford a sand filter this year I wanted to make sure I got the best filter medium I could for my intex cartridge filter. According to the posts I read here, most were recommending the Filbur FC-3710 as a good replacement for the standard Intex filter.
I ordered two of them so I can clean and change them out on a daily basis. I installed the new filter a few days ago and set the intex filter aside. I noticed the Filbur filter had about half the amount of pleats of the Intex filter but I installed it anyway. Ran the pump 4 hrs as I normally do and came out the next morning to find I had cloudy water? My water has NEVER been cloudy.
I checked my levels on the chems and they were spot on. So yesterday I removed the Filbur filter and replaced it with the Intex filter after cleaning it out well. Ran the pump all day and turned it off before going to bed last night. Went out this morning and BAM sparkling clear water again.
Now I dont know if Intex is using a better filter then they were previously, "mind you this pool has been in the box for 2 years, we just set it up this year" but they are obviously a better filter than the Filbur.
I will try and post a picture today of the two filters side by side so you can see what I mean about the pleats. But these Filbur filters are just not up to the job in my opinion. Anyone else have a similar experience?