First time cleaning filters. Look OK?


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Apr 22, 2019
Homer, AK
Hayward C3030. New 6 months ago. I took it apart per TFP guidelines. I hit the carts with a filter flosser. Lotsa dirty water went down the drain for 5-10 minutes. Emptied the tank and cleaned it all up. Put them back in and It’s back running now. Here are some before and after photos. Question 1. Are these so dirty that I should clean them more often? I did not notice any pressure increase before I started. No. 2: Did I clean them up well enough?0FF196B6-FAF0-4443-BFAC-CD27B20168D2.jpeg0FF196B6-FAF0-4443-BFAC-CD27B20168D2.jpegC7FC944B-FB92-47DD-B532-740B1D3AAB36.jpegBBA03FC0-EF81-468F-9200-F68F10A8423F.jpeg79FA2C33-B99D-4388-AAB8-C18A9176F75E.jpeg


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May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Look fine to me.
What does
I did not notice any pressure increase before I started.
mean? You can wait until your filter pressure rises by 25% over clean pressure if you wish.
Since you are indoors, I would suggest soaking the filters in TSP water when you clean them to remove the body oils, lotions, etc that build up.


TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
I would suggest getting a second set that you can use to swap out as needed so that you can soak one set while using the other set.
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