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Thread: Pentair Filter Cleaning. What do you do?

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    Question Pentair Filter Cleaning. What do you do?

    So I have 3 pentair systems. 520sq ft four filter jobs. Two run the pool and one runs the hot tub. The two that run the pool run all year, but only run 6 hours a day in winter unless it drops to 35 deg F. (My pool is essentially open all year round.)

    My usual activity is to fully replace them every other year. I pull the filters apart and clean them in the spring (after pollen season) and in the fall. I do this with a power washer and then soak in a high % chlorine solution.

    What do you do?

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    Re: Pentair Filter Cleaning. What do you do?

    We don't recommend using a power washer on the fabric, can shorten the life. The filters should last more than 1 year, even with year round use. I soak them in dishwasher soap per the instructions in Pool School, at the end of the season. The carts on my pool and clients pools last 3 to 4 years with this process.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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    Re: Pentair Filter Cleaning. What do you do?

    Good points and I did mis-type. Power washing is with a hose and nozzle from walmart. Not the big gas powered blasting things. Three years huh? Once I get more space here I will post up some pics of before and after. Things get DIRTY!
    250kgal Jr Olympic pool with 3 lanes. 10kgal hot tub below negative edge. Broken salt system. Looking forward to advice from the experts!

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