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    MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    I am in the process of replacing all my pool/spa equipment and would love to add something like this.
    My pool gets ALOT of leaves and small pine needles that fill my pump strainer basket in seconds when I have to vacuum. Tons of leaves (especially during spring opening) and **** causes the basket to fill and I have to run into the house and down into the basement to switch off the pump and then empty the pump basket. This dance is sometimes repeated 5-10 times for a messy vaccum session. Is it feasible to put something like a Multicyclone 12 or 16 BEFORE the pump? All their literature shows the unit to be installed between the pump and the main filter.
    Pool Spa Combo: 16K gallon oval inground pool / 700 gallon spa
    Pump: Pentair VS / Filter: Sand/ Heater: Pentair MasterTemp 300K BTU
    SWG: Pentair Intellichlor 40 / Controls: Pentair EasyTouch
    Other info: Equipment located in the basement

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    Re: MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    It appears to have as much if not more head loss than a filter. Adding a lot of head loss to the suction side can create a lot problems such as air leaks and even cavitation. I suspect that it would not work very well on the suction side and I would avoid using it on the pressure side too.
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    Re: MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    Thanks - that is what I feared.
    It sure would be nice to have some sort of pre-screen for vacuuming.
    Pool Spa Combo: 16K gallon oval inground pool / 700 gallon spa
    Pump: Pentair VS / Filter: Sand/ Heater: Pentair MasterTemp 300K BTU
    SWG: Pentair Intellichlor 40 / Controls: Pentair EasyTouch
    Other info: Equipment located in the basement

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    Re: MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    There are leaf catchers that fit into your vacuum hose.

    Here's a quick google search:

    https://www.google.com/search?source...i64l2.9842j0j8
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    Re: MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    Good suggestion. That is what I use.
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    Re: MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    Thanks - i will try one of those this spring.
    Pool Spa Combo: 16K gallon oval inground pool / 700 gallon spa
    Pump: Pentair VS / Filter: Sand/ Heater: Pentair MasterTemp 300K BTU
    SWG: Pentair Intellichlor 40 / Controls: Pentair EasyTouch
    Other info: Equipment located in the basement

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    Re: MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    We have TONS of trees that drop LOTS of stuff spring and fall also. And we have a Pentair VS pump. We run our pump on 1100rpm 24x7 with the skimmer/drain valve set to about 75% skimmer and 25% drain so that when skimmers get jammed FULL the pump still gets water. This works amazingly well and the skimmers often fill themselves up to the lid, above the water line, no idea how this happens but it is handy. Then we empty the two skimmer baskets as many times as we can all day and night. This keeps a lot of it off the pool bottom which takes a load off the pool sweep. Then we net out the leaves and junk when we get behind. Never tried or had a vacuum, but I can imagine your frustration with it filling up instantly.
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    Re: MultiCyclone Centrifugal Filter

    There are a few threads about the multicylone on TFP, do a search

    Consensus seems to be that they do work - a poster was even complaining that the Muticyclone was catching the DE powder before it got to the sand filter
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