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Thread: Cart. filter suggestion: Hayward or Penair?

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    Cart. filter suggestion: Hayward or Penair?

    Looking for a cartridge filter for 15x30 AG pool. Will be using Pentair 1HP Dynamo 2speed pump. Both Hayward and Pentair have nice filters. Does anyone have pro or cons on either (Ease of disassembly, filter replacement cost, etc)?

    Basically, what do you use and do you like it?

    Thanks
    15 x 30 Sharkline AG pool, Pentair cc100, Pentair 1hp 2-speed, Liquidator.

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    I sell Hayward and own a Pentair. I think that says it all!

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    I have a Hayward, and have had no problems except for the pressure gauge getting waterlogged. Just my .02.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
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    I have the Hayward and so far it has been a good performer. I've had two years now and no complaints.
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    I've only used the pentair, but it's easy to take appart, and reassemble - no problems with the guage.
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    My Pool: 13K gal IG gunite with 7' spa, Pentair Cartridge Filter, Intellichlor IC40 SWG, Polaris 280 Cleaner, TF-100 Test Kit w/ salt test.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    I have a Hayward, and have had no problems except for the pressure gauge getting waterlogged. Just my .02.
    same here - I had to have the pressure gauge replaced while it was under warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tagprod
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeInTN
    I have a Hayward, and have had no problems except for the pressure gauge getting waterlogged. Just my .02.
    same here - I had to have the pressure gauge replaced while it was under warranty.
    I've replaced mine twice now. The third gauge I bought was one that was glycerin-filled. No water problems now, but the glycerin is turning dark. I guess I'll drain and refill it this fall, or bite the bullet and get a more expensive filled gauge w/ stainless internals.
    24' x 52" AGP - approx 13,500 gallons
    Pentair Optiflo 1 hp/2sp pump w/ Swimpro Voyager 150 sq ft cartridge filter
    Intex 8110 SWCG
    "Fear the Schnauz!"

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    Hayward C12002S for 2 years, and no problem. Easy disassembly and assembly.

    I bought an extra Hayward cartridge on E-Bay for about $60.

    Waterbear, why do you prefer the Pentair?

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    I think the Pentair Clean and Clears are better constructed than the Haywards and just perform better. They are simpler mechanically (just look at a parts diagram for each) and tend to have fewer probelms, IMHO.

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