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    Hayward swimclear cartridge filter C4025

    Looking for replacement cartridges that are good but don't cost an arm and a leg . Any recommendations, thanks

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    Re: Hayward swimclear cartridge filter C4025

    Get some Unicel or Filbur. I think Pleatco might be OK as well.

    Look to be < $175 on Ebay for a set of 4.
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    Re: Hayward swimclear cartridge filter C4025

    I would stay away from Pleatco. The material is thinner than the others and doesn't seem to last as long based upon user reports.
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    Re: Hayward swimclear cartridge filter C4025

    Thanks Mark, I was on the fence about mentioning the Pleatco .....
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    Re: Hayward swimclear cartridge filter C4025

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    I would stay away from Pleatco. The material is thinner than the others and doesn't seem to last as long based upon user reports.
    Thank you both very much. Name of business that sells them that you recommend

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    Re: Hayward swimclear cartridge filter C4025

    Ebay ... or just Google for them.
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    Re: Hayward swimclear cartridge filter C4025

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    I would stay away from Pleatco. The material is thinner than the others and doesn't seem to last as long based upon user reports.
    Bummer to hear this. I put in a new set of Pleatco cartridges this season. I did a ton of searching on the forum and it seemed like the consensus was that they are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    Wow! Did you try to proofread that at all?

    I think Pleatco and Unicel are pretty comparable. Here is another post about the difference:
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    Quote Originally Posted by doncaruana View Post
    I actually called Pleatco this morning and talked to someone there about their filters, asking him about the specs on theirs vs others (particularly Unicel). For my CCP240, the Unicel pleat count is 167 and the media is 4oz. Pleatco doesn't specify a pleat count and their fabric is 3oz.

    Now, the first thing this guy told me is pleat count might be different, but to an insignificant degree ("What impact is there is you're off by 2 or 3 pleats as long as you have the same surface area?"). While I recognize that there seems to be a correlation between pleat count and filter performance, I see his point. Not sure if anyone has any opinions on that part of it...

    Anyway...the next thing he said is that Pleatco has their own lab and they found that the Reemay that everyone else uses has some bypass in it that they didn't like and so they "redesigned" the fabric and use their own, which accounts for the weight difference, although they still have the same (or better) filter capability. They've been using this for about a year and a half he said. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with the "newer" Pleatcos. They've posted a YouTube video discussing it and it is very intersting: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk-HgvHio-M

    Last, I've read for a few people, the fit wasn't great on the Pleatco. Have a feeling that's by model and was wondering if anyone had this issue with this filter particularly (60sq ft._CCP240) or if that was an "old" issue and has been resolved.
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