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    Filter cartridge discontinued

    I've owned my pool for a whopping three months and when the guy at Leslie's Pool store asked me the other day: "Have you cleaned your filters?" - I froze. Apparently "cleaning your filter" is more than just cleaning out the skimmer basket thingy.

    So I took off the top to my Hayward filter and checked out the cartridges and they were beyond pathetic. I'd guess that those things haven't been changed nor cleaned in years. All four were filthy and ripped. So I obviously need to replace them.

    From what I'm seeing, Hayward Filter Cartridges C-138 0-E are discontinued (the part might actually be C-1380) and the equivalent Unicel part is C-7490.

    Is there a way to verify this? I don't want to drop $275 to $400 to replace these things only to find out that the C-7490 isn't going to work.
    Michael
    - 9000 gal
    - Inground, plaster
    - Filter: cartridge (I believe)
    - Hayward Pump (Model #C5520CP)

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    Re: Filter cartridge discontinued

    Just to be sure, you did Google your filter number, right?
    I did and right off the bat came up with a number of sites offering filters.
    I`m not going to offer the links, since I`m not endorsing any of the sites, one way or the other.
    I will link the search results.
    https://www.google.com/search?q=Hayw...-a&channel=rcs
    You can take it from there.
    Good hunting.
    John
    18 ft. Round 52 in. Deep AGP 8,400 gal.
    Hayward C550-50sqft Cartridge Filter, Power Flow LX Pump 1hp. 60gpm
    Less than A Year Old
    Taylor K2005

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    Re: Filter cartridge discontinued

    Thanks John. Yes, I did a lot of Googling on this but just never seemed to get a nice and perfect definitive answer. There are different part numbers by different vendors with not a lot of similarities.

    I only had the part number I copied off the actual filter cartridge, but some sites seemed to focus on measurements (which I didn't take).

    The comparison I came up with with the Hayward part no. vs. the Unicel seemed to be the best fit - but again, still not sure.

    I DID contact a pool supply store and they said that yes - those two are compatible.
    Michael
    - 9000 gal
    - Inground, plaster
    - Filter: cartridge (I believe)
    - Hayward Pump (Model #C5520CP)

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