First filter clean and SLAM!

CombatVet13

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Apr 27, 2019
64
Mesa Arizona
I went through my first SLAM, and first Cartridge filter clean since the completion of my first pool Opening Mid July.

Had a pool party this past Sunday, and the following day, I noticed I was going through chlorine abnormally high. Water remained clear etc., but fearing there was something in water, i started the slam yesterday. I brought it up to Slam level twice.

I’ll do the Overnight test tonight to confirm good. After a little over a month my filters were surprisingly very dirty.
 

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crabboy

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Jul 24, 2007
647
Suwanee, GA
Unless you like cleaning filters, which I do not, you can probably go a lot longer between cleanings. They may look dirty, but you have a lot of filter surface area you can fill between cleanings. I'd keep an eye on the pressure rise or once a year whichever hits first.

Once a month will get old really quick.
 
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crabboy

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Jul 24, 2007
647
Suwanee, GA
You'll see what dirty really looks like after a year. :shock:

I've got a wall of trees behind my pool and horrid pollen in the spring, and I don't see much over 5psi pressure rise over the year, so I clean post pollen in the late spring.