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    Angry Check out my filters!!

    So, last weekend my pump started running a little rough. It was having a hard time building and keeping pressure and just didn't sound right. After letting it run for a little while, I decided it would be a good idea to shut it down and check my filters. Mind you, the pump pressure never went up. I check it religiously when I'm out back and it's running. It never rose even close to 10% higher than the clean pressure. Anyway, imagine my surprise when I opened it up and this is what all four filters looked like!



    I was pretty ****** at myself for not checking these sooner, but I just went to work and cleaned them all up. Here is the after picture of what they all looked like after I was finished.



    Luckily, everything seems to be running fine after the cleanup. I'm now scheduling myself to check the filters at least once every two weeks for a while to make sure this doesn't happen again. We have crazy winds where I live and my house is on top of a hill, so we get a wind tunnel going every time. No surprise that this much **** would blow into my pool. I'm glad I got lucky this time, but I don't want to tempt fate again.
    20x40 ft. IG plaster pool, 26,850 Gallons, chlorine, Jandy Stealth Pro Series pump, Clear O3 ozonator, Nature2 Fusion, cartridge filter
    Rock slide/waterfall, raised spa with spillway into pool, 6x40 ft reef that's 18-inches deep, 30,000 BTU heater, TF-100 test kit to check it all

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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    I can't see your pics. Is it just me?
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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    If you click on them, they are there. I just didn't host them on a picture site, then post the embed link. Sorry about that.
    20x40 ft. IG plaster pool, 26,850 Gallons, chlorine, Jandy Stealth Pro Series pump, Clear O3 ozonator, Nature2 Fusion, cartridge filter
    Rock slide/waterfall, raised spa with spillway into pool, 6x40 ft reef that's 18-inches deep, 30,000 BTU heater, TF-100 test kit to check it all

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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    No attachments come up.

    Upload your pics to photobucket and then copy the IMG code for each image and plaste it in here.
    Lisa
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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Azgirl71 View Post
    No attachments come up.

    Upload your pics to photobucket and then copy the IMG code for each image and plaste it in here.
    +1

    I get "invalid attachment" error when I click on the links.
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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    All fixed now!
    20x40 ft. IG plaster pool, 26,850 Gallons, chlorine, Jandy Stealth Pro Series pump, Clear O3 ozonator, Nature2 Fusion, cartridge filter
    Rock slide/waterfall, raised spa with spillway into pool, 6x40 ft reef that's 18-inches deep, 30,000 BTU heater, TF-100 test kit to check it all

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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    Wow! Definitely need to keep up on the filter. Nice job cleaning.
    Lisa
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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    Eee-gads! I liked it better when I couldn't see the images. Holy crapped-up filter cartridges, Batman!
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    Wet Edge® Pearl Matrix®, Hayward® SwimClear™ 525 ft², Hayward® Goldline Controls® PS-8
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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    I suspect you may have a bad pressure gauge
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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    Yeah, I'm keeping a closer eye on it now and I'm going to get it replaced if needed.
    20x40 ft. IG plaster pool, 26,850 Gallons, chlorine, Jandy Stealth Pro Series pump, Clear O3 ozonator, Nature2 Fusion, cartridge filter
    Rock slide/waterfall, raised spa with spillway into pool, 6x40 ft reef that's 18-inches deep, 30,000 BTU heater, TF-100 test kit to check it all

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    Re: Check out my filters!!

    Tftestkits.net have a very nice pressure gauge for like 11 bucks. Mmm, tasty filter treats!
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