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    Filter upgrade

    I was thinking of changing my Sta-Rite HRPB30 sand filter (14years old) to a cartridge. The old filter has a filter area of
    4.9ft2. Based on flow rate per hour the cartridge filter I had in mind was a 320ft2 Pentair Clean and Clear Plus. Would this be a good choice? Any suggestions regarding cartridge filters would be welcome. The pool is 10,500 gallons.
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    My pool is a 10,500 gallon (420 Sq Ft ) kidney shape. A hand made sheer decent waterfeature. STA-RITE HRPB30, Sand filter 30" 98 GPM,
    1 HP Maxi-Glas 2 pump, BBB Method, Taylor K-2005 test kit, 50 Watt 12V low-voltage pond light illuminates the pool at night for a nice soft glow.
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    That looks like a nice choice.

    What is prompting the switch from sand to cartridge?
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    I've read that cartridge filters can filter out smaller particles than a sand filter, ans since my filter is old I figured, why not.
    My pool is a 10,500 gallon (420 Sq Ft ) kidney shape. A hand made sheer decent waterfeature. STA-RITE HRPB30, Sand filter 30" 98 GPM,
    1 HP Maxi-Glas 2 pump, BBB Method, Taylor K-2005 test kit, 50 Watt 12V low-voltage pond light illuminates the pool at night for a nice soft glow.
    250 gallon stand-alone hot tub. Got it FREE!

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    Yes, cartridge filters will filter finer particles, though not everyone can see the difference. They also save water because cleaning a cartridge takes much less water than backwashing a sand filter. On the other hand some people are bothered by the "mess" of cleaning a cartridge filter.

    I would love to hear about your experiences with the new filter and how it compares to the old one once you have had it for a while.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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