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    How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    This probably makes me sound like an idiot, but here goes.

    I have a Pentair Clean and Clear 200 filter. When I got the house, the former owner showed me how to change/clean the filter. I remember everything...except how to remove the pvc core from the middle of the filter. I have tried everything I can think of to get it to come out. I'm afraid I am going to ruin the filter, and I'm not ready to buy a new one yet. I have cleaned the filter a couple of times with the core still in place, but I don't get it as clean as when the core is out. I have tried searching to see if I could find something on the net, but I cannot. Anyone out there that can help me?
    IG gunite freeform pool with attached spa, stone surround, 18,000 gallons, Pentair Tagelus TA60, Pentair Whisperflo WF-8 pump.

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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    If you have the $ buy a sand filter. Soooooo much easier.... I had cartridge and was a PITA. Went to sand...Yeahhhhhhhhh!!!!!
    12X18 AG, 6200 gal
    Hayward S166T sand filter, Switched back to 100 sq ft cart.
    Hayward 1hp power flo matrix two speed pump.
    Been using BBB since pool was new in 2004. Never had any problems.

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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    coloeb,
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    Hayward Pro Series High Rate Sand Filter
    Pentair Model 320 automatic Chlorine/bromine in-line feeder

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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    Page 7 of the document linked here describes the Pentair way of removal. Hope this helps.
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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    Thanks for the help! I had the OM from the first link, all it says is to remove the core, but it doesn't say how. The second link, however, does give instruction on removing the core. Sounds like it just slide the filter up off the core. I will try it this week and see how it goes!
    IG gunite freeform pool with attached spa, stone surround, 18,000 gallons, Pentair Tagelus TA60, Pentair Whisperflo WF-8 pump.

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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    yes, the filter just slides off the core. Sometimes you'll get some growth and the element will "stick" to the core a bit, but trust me, it just slides off. If it helps, you can lift the entire core out of the filter first, and THEN try to slide it off. Keep things wet, it will help the filter slide.
    In-ground Filters Engineer
    Pentair Water Pool and Spa, Inc.
    www.pentairpool.com
    1620 Hawkins Ave
    Sanford, NC 27330

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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    So I changed the filter this weekend, and the way the filter slid off the core was ridiculously easy! My problem is my perception, it looked like the top part of the core was bigger than the filter opening, and therefore needed to unscrew or come apart somehow.

    Thanks everyone for the help!
    IG gunite freeform pool with attached spa, stone surround, 18,000 gallons, Pentair Tagelus TA60, Pentair Whisperflo WF-8 pump.

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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    Cartridge filters rock

    OK, I'm a little bit biased........!

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    Re: How to clean Pentair filter cartridge

    I find my cart is very easy to clean. I'm almost cringing as I get ready to move to a DE filter.
    Clearwater, Florida

    12,000 gallon kidney shaped gunite pool
    Pentair Whisperflo 3/4HP Pump
    Pentair CCP420 420sq/ft Cartridge Filter
    Pentair Intellibrite 5G 120V Pool Light

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