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    Unicell Markings?

    Are Unicell cartridges have any markings on them.
    My Hayward cartridge has Hayward and the filter number embossed on each end.
    I just got a pair of cartridges that are supposed be Unicell, so I am curious.
    18 ft. Round 52 in. Deep AGP 8,400 gal.
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    Re: Unicell Markings?

    Unicel cartridges usually have the cartridge number stamped into one end. I'm not sure if all cartridges do.

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    Re: Unicell Markings?

    Every genuine Unicel cart has Unicel and the filter number molded into the top end.

    Did you buy these online? If you did, how was the wording of the sale? Did it say replacement or replaces? There are unscrupulous sellers out there that use that to get premium prices for their cheap almost good filters.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Unicell Markings?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Unicel cartridges usually have the cartridge number stamped into one end. I'm not sure if all cartridges do.
    Had a hunch the might have been phonies, but at $25 a piece, I just had to give it a shot.
    Guess I`ll just have to keep a bit of a sharper eye on them for deterioration and performance.
    Thanks for the reply.
    BTW: I like your filter system and be watching for any updates on how it`s working out for you.
    18 ft. Round 52 in. Deep AGP 8,400 gal.
    Hayward C550-50sqft Cartridge Filter, Power Flow LX Pump 1hp. 60gpm
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    Re: Unicell Markings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie_R View Post
    Every genuine Unicel cart has Unicel and the filter number molded into the top end.

    Did you buy these online? If you did, how was the wording of the sale? Did it say replacement or replaces? There are unscrupulous sellers out there that use that to get premium prices for their cheap almost good filters.
    http://www.poolfilters.biz/unicel-c-...SUgBoClnPw_wcB
    You nailed..now that you mentioned it, there it is-REPLACEMENT....
    Live and learn. Guess I`ll just have to keep an eye on them for tearing, deconstruction, and just all coming apart..
    Thanks, I kinda knew it.
    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: Unicell Markings?

    The C-5315 that I use, I usually buy from Amazon during the off season for $16 - 18 each. I've been burned on that as well, that's how I learned. If it says replaces or replacement for, chances are high it's not a Unicel filter. I've seen places that at least for a little while show a picture of a genuine Unicel, and send cheap in place of it. I usually report them to Amazon and Unicel. Funny how the pic changes shortly after that....
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: Unicell Markings?

    It looks like it might be an Aqua Kleen cartridge from Aqua Kleen filtration products out of Bakersfield California.

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    Re: Unicell Markings?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    It looks like it might be an Aqua Kleen cartridge from Aqua Kleen filtration products out of Bakersfield California.
    Thank You James.
    Any other information on this company?
    Decent Product or sub par Ripp Off Artists?
    I searched and all I got was more ads for their products, with no reviews-positive or negative.
    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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