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    so im using the cartrage that came with my intex 633 and I understand my pool still has tiny junk floating in it but omg it only take like 4 minutes maybe 5 before the pressure drops a lot and by like 10 or so I need to pull it out to clean it, it stops the pressure completely almost......is the cartrage just junky cheap too? ill assume its not the best....is there a better one I can buy and could any of you send me a link to them? thanks so much

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    Re: filter cartrage question

    Yes the Intex cartridges are junk. Yes there are better replacements out there. There are a few threads that list the replacement part numbers. One of us would have to search for them
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    Re: filter cartrage question

    I found this....is the price good though? http://www.amazon.com/Filbur-FC-3752...Filbur+FC-3752

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    Re: filter cartrage question

    Check your PM's
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    Re: filter cartrage question

    did...thanks

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    Re: filter cartrage question

    Filbur and Unicel are great replacements for the Intex stock. I use the Unicel C-5315, as noted in my sig.
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    Re: filter cartrage question

    wanted to make sure thanks so much...now I just need to find out the best way to fully clean them

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    Re: filter cartrage question

    I don't know about Filbur, but the Unicel carts come with an instruction sheet on cleaning. It shows essentially the same process as the write-up in Pool School.

    I use that method every third cleaning. Normal cleaning involves nothing more than a thorough spraying out of the pleats, all the way to the center. Be sure to use only hose pressure with the "jet nozzle" similar to this one. I picked one up from Dollar General for only a few $. Nothing fancy, just a sharp solid stream.
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    Re: filter cartrage question

    good advice thanks so much

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    Re: filter cartrage question

    ok ive read pool scool (filter cleaning) and im a tad confused, it says I should use Baqua Clean on my filter before anything else and then do the soaking stuff after ive done that or how should I do it? plus what about " (synthetic DE) can be used in moderation" statement? sorry if my question sounds dumb

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    Baqua Clean is only used if you are using baqua as a sanitizer. You aren't, so you skip that step.
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    Re: filter cartrage question

    ahhhh ok thanks, what about the DE?

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    Re: filter cartrage question

    If you have a regular intex style cartridge filter all you need to do is hose the cartridges off.
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    Re: filter cartrage question

    I do but I hear they are junk so...I thought about changing it out

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    Re: filter cartrage question

    As Charlie_R stated, the unicel intex replacement cartridges are much better quality and are reported to last through more cleanings.
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