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    Fiber Clear and frequent backwashing

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    I'm on my first season of FiberClear. So far, it seems to be doing a better job, as I haven't had the occasional algae problems I have every summer when the water gets warm. That's a plus. What I hate is that I'm backwashing the filter every 2 weeks (and if I don't, the pressure gets to the point where when my pump is on low, there isn't enough flow to trigger the SWG).
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    Re: Fiber Clear and frequent backwashing

    Quote Originally Posted by Red View Post
    [I'm on my first season of FiberClear. So far, it seems to be doing a better job, as I haven't had the occasional algae problems
    The filter shouldn't really have anything to do with algae. Algae is a chemistry issue not a filter issue.


    What I hate is that I'm backwashing the filter every 2 weeks (and if I don't, the pressure gets to the point where when my pump is on low, there isn't enough flow to trigger the SWG).
    Better filter media = more frequent cleaning. But 2 weeks seems pretty short for a 60 sq-ft filter. Are you sure you still don't have chemistry issues? Post a FULL set of test results.
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