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    Ruined my new cartridge filter?

    I am trying to clear a dirty pool and typically spray the filter, dunk it in bleach water, and put it back in. I inadvertently used bleach with a 'fabric protector'. I have ordered a new filter but does anyone know how I may clean this one...regular bleach, TSP, filter cleaner, anything? I've only used it for 2 days!
    AG 30' round
    Hayward 1.5 hp/cartridge filter
    Nashville, TN

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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Ruined my new cartridge filter?

    Just put it back together and use it. Probably all it will do is cause foaming. Regular bleach should break the foam down over time.
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    Re: Ruined my new cartridge filter?

    There has been quite a bit of sticky foam that I thought was from the pool. When it didn't seem to be working as well as it should, I checked the bleach and found that I was using something that was supposed to prevent dirt from clinging to the fabric. Whoa! I want just the opposite! Hopefully it will work it's way out and won't be a waste. Thanks for the reply!
    AG 30' round
    Hayward 1.5 hp/cartridge filter
    Nashville, TN

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