Pretty-much. @Gregadaka, you turn that knob counter-clockwise until it releases. It doesn't actually come off or apart, but you'll feel it release from the retaining rod inside. Then you will be able to lift the top half of the filter off of the bottom half.I don't have that filter but "assume" to remove the cartridge you just remove the knob at the top and then remove the top half of the filter case to see the cartridge..
Fantastic piece of advice! I'll clean the filter this weekend and keep an eye on the pressure too.Greg, you and I have basically the same filter. There is no need to replace that filter evyer 6 months. I've had the same cartidge for over 2 years now. And while it's beginning to fall apart like my teenage boys' underwear, it's still filtering and rinses off just fine. I uses a fireman-type pressure nozzle and rinse it out about every 3 weeks or so. It will start to discolor a bit, but it's still good. Our factory gauges don't have the greatest ranges for viewing minimal changes. Example, my filter runs at about 6 psi on high speed. When it gets to about 10 psi, it's small needle move on the gauge, but I can see a visibile change in return jet output and I know it's time to rinse. How often you have to do that depends on the amount of debris and actitity in your water. Of course keeping it TFP clean & clear is #1 so you never have an algae issue to contend with. Always use a poolside Skimmer sock as well to catch the small stuff before it gets to the catridge. When my filter needs replacing, probably this year, I'll hop on Amazon and order a Pleatco replacement for a very good price. Easy stuff.
You and Pat are both right Jim, it's easy to get to the filter. - with the pump off of course!Pat, @Texas Splash
I don't have that filter but "assume" to remove the cartridge you just remove the knob at the top and then remove the top half of the filter case to see the cartridge..
Is that about right??? If not, please let the OP how to get the cartridge out for cleaning..
With the pump off of course...