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    Acid cleaning fliter

    Have a Sta-Right cartridge filter that is starting its third year.

    Also have two labs that love the pool.

    I have heard that acid cleaning can really 'restore' the filter to original cleanliness. I also (memory is going) thought I read on this forum that if you acid qash a filter with dog dander, you will gum up the filter.

    Any advise?
    30,000 gallon vinyl / Starite pump, Sys 2 cartridge, Max-E-Therm 333k heater / Bioguard SWG

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    Here is a great discussion of cleaning a cartridge filter. The short version is that you should soak it in automatic dish washer detergent first and probably just skip the acid.
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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    That is exactly the post I was looking for!

    Thank you!!

    Bill

    GO WINGS!!!
    30,000 gallon vinyl / Starite pump, Sys 2 cartridge, Max-E-Therm 333k heater / Bioguard SWG

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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    You mean someone actually WANTS to read one of my posts!?
    Aw shucks, I'm flattered!

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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    You mean someone actually WANTS to read one of my posts!?
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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    You mean someone actually WANTS to read one of my posts!?
    Aw shucks, I'm flattered!
    I had read that post a long time ago, but I couldn't remember the details. To many margaritas and cigars in the pool!

    Muchas gracias!

    30,000 gallon vinyl / Starite pump, Sys 2 cartridge, Max-E-Therm 333k heater / Bioguard SWG

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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    de nada

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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    Went shoppig today for TSP. Wonderful, NY has gone phosphate free.

    So, I went to the grocery store to look at Electrasol and Cascade. Cascade had the lead 6.4% versus 5%. But I found a brand named Glass Magic that has 20% phosphates.

    Can anyone let me know if this is worth trying?
    30,000 gallon vinyl / Starite pump, Sys 2 cartridge, Max-E-Therm 333k heater / Bioguard SWG

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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    Any of the automatic dishwasher detergents will be fine. The Glass Magic might be a little better, but regular cascade will be fine.
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    Re: Acid cleaning fliter

    Thanks Jason!!

    With the emphasis on phosphates from the tSP, I wanted to get as much as I could.
    30,000 gallon vinyl / Starite pump, Sys 2 cartridge, Max-E-Therm 333k heater / Bioguard SWG

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