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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Pentair has sent me a new set. Actually, they had a local firm deliver a new box of 4 & they took my disintegrating ones at the time of delivery. Will post back if/when my old filters are looked at by Pentair. Fingers' crossed they don't try to jam me after the fact for these i.e. come back &...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Update: Initiated help case with Pentair Cust Svs. Curious to see what their take is.
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Link to someone else with same issue. Pentair filter cartridge end cap deterioration
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    They came from a local pool builder supply company along with all the rest of the equipment at the time of my pool build (spring-Summer 2020). I was home when everything was delivered & thru the entire build process (COVID working from home).
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    No to anything electrical near where I store them. I pour my chemicals in by hand & that's always thin stream of product into usually 2 separate return streams i.e. if I'm dispensing 60oz of liquid chlorine I'll usually pour 30oz of it in front of 2 separate jet returns. I'm really stumped...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Emphatic 'no' to putting chems in skimmer. This pool as never seen anything poured into the skimmer or even near it for that matter. I thought I've read here over the past year + that 7.2 was within 'normal range' & that folks with hard &/or high-alkaline content water were often better to be...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Hmmm. I thought I was inputting some of the other values in there but perhaps not. I started out with CYA about 60 a year & a half ago & have religiously managed my chlorine IAW the CYA/Chlorine chart on the website here ever since. My Ph is always in proper range & is quite stable. My...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    In the box they came in, in my garage. The ones shown here sat in the box over last winter. My 2nd set sat in the box in my garage all spring/summer (March-to-today). No signs of degradation on those today when I pulled them out of their box & installed them in the filter housing. The set...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Yeah I get that but I have am the kit recommended here & know how to use it. The results I’ve gotten seem suspect… something isnt right somewhere. From what I’ve read all over this forum / site, CYA does degrade over time, slowly, but it does degrade. My timeframe is over a year & a half...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Test kit says cya no more than 50 normally. I do adjust for water temp when taking a cya read this time of year I.e. I let water warm up inside before I do the test. I’ve been wondering for most of the summer & all fall if my CYA reagents are good b/c I can’t see how my CYA is anywhere near...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    I normally run FC up around the 6-7 range due to summer sun load & my best read on my CYA values
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    I try to keep my pH normally around 7.2 but it’s almost never banging 8 before I hit it with MA. My CYA, best guess, is around 40. Reason I say best guess is my kit & when I had pool store run water test just for poops & giggles (like 6 months ago) read higher. I’ve not put any CYA or ran a...
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    TFP FC Levels & Cartridge Filter Degradation?

    Changed out my Pentair OEM cartridge filters today for my 2nd set. Pentair ones were in the housing filtering water from Mar ‘21 to today. The ends of the Pentair filters are disintegrating already as seen in the photo & that’s nuts to me. They came with the pool which was built mid June 2020...
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    Liquid Chlorine Usage Not Consistent

    My pool is about the exact size as yours & is getting brutal sun / heat right now for a big chunk of the day (its been above 110 degrees for day stretches lately) . My CYA is 50 & I'm dosing around 39 ozs of liquid pool chlorine (walmart brand) a day. ETA: Running a baseline of 8ppm & lately...