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Thread: Should I clean my filter anyway?

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    ComputerGuyInNOLA's Avatar
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    Should I clean my filter anyway?

    I have only had 1/2 psi increase since last spring. Should I clean the filter anyway?
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    Re: Should I clean my filter anyway?

    I'd suspect my gauge was reading wrong if it never rose!

    An annual cleaning is probably a good idea, just so you can see what the filter actually looks like.
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    Re: Should I clean my filter anyway?

    Thanks for the reply Richard. It is fairly new and it did register a rise of 1/2 pound. We get very little debris and we net it daily. We had a larger rise during the first six months but I think that was due to construction debris. I was just curious if there is a reason to clean it other than rise in PSI. It sure would be nice to just have to clean it every two years.
    Gunite/Plaster pool at 13k gallons. All Jandy with CL340 series cartridge filter, 1.5 HP Jandy Stealth pump. Jandy 1400 SWCG and PDA4 controller. Dual waterfalls. Polaris 280. Pool installed August 2012. Southern Louisiana. And lets not forget my trusty TF100 test kit!

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