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    Question Questions about the filter bags?

    After you rinse out the filter bags on your robot cleaner, do you let them dry out or do you reinstall them immediately?

    Secondly, does anyone ever wash them with bleach or in their washing machine after rinsing? Just wondering if they get algae growing in them or not? I do rinse them immediately after vacuuming the pool.

    Thanks, PJ.
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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    Let them dry. Never wash.
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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    +1 what bobo said
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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    I spray mine out after each cleaning and hand wash every few and let air dry.
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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    I have a few (3 at the moment) that I cycle through, so they get to dry.
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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    Are you asking what I do, or what Maytronics says to do? .

    I have a couple of older Dolphin Diagnostics, which have the very thick filter bags. I generally take the bag off, turn it inside-out, rinse with a hose, wring it out, turn it right side-in, and stick it right back in Dolphin. When rinsing it out does not seem to be enough, I run it through the washing machine, by itself, using detergent and bleach. Funny enough it is about every 60 days or so.. My newer Dolphin has a very thin bag which I don't use, so I can't say what I'd do with it.

    Maytronics says "Wash the filter bag or cartridge. Clogged filter bags/cartridges reduce scanning and cleaning efficiency. Once every 60 days, machine wash the filter bag in a washing machine using a regular synthetic cycle and light detergent. Hang to air dry.

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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    Thanks for the input folks! My Aquabot has two filter bags inside, so perhaps I will order a second set as well.

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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    I have owned 3 different units through the years and have always hosed washed and air dried
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    Re: Questions about the filter bags?

    I just rinse mine with the hose and let them dry. Extras are nice to have on hand.
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