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    Polaris filter clogged

    I noticed that my Jandy Energy Filter is clogged up with debris from tree flowers around my pool. My Polaris filter is now clogging with the same debris. Are these two related? This pool is new to me, so I was thinking about pulling out the filter element and cleaning it myself. Thoughts?

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    Re: Polaris filter clogged

    Welcome to TFP!

    Sounds like time to hose the cartridge off.
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    Re: Polaris filter clogged

    Thanks!! Also, should they be putting chlorine tablets in my saltwater pool skimmers? My pool was converted to saltwater using a Unichlor unit and it looks like the salt pellets are low.

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    Re: Polaris filter clogged

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    We do not recommend putting tablets in the skimmer unless you are running the pump 24/7.

    Salt pellets are low?
    That must not be a normal SWG unit.
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    Re: Polaris filter clogged

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Welcome to TFP!!!

    We do not recommend putting tablets in the skimmer unless you are running the pump 24/7.

    Salt pellets are low?
    That must not be a normal SWG unit.
    It is a Unichlor salt generator...apparently there are not a lot of them. I am going to fill it up as it says to over the weekend. The pool cleaning company I am using does not seem to understand that have to use salt pellets.

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    Re: Polaris filter clogged

    Any large debris that is clogging your filter and/or robot should be manually scooped with a leaf rake. Sounds like your pool service is SLACK!
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