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What is the cheapest cleaning solution for a cartridge swimming pool filter?
Spraying your garden hose on it full blast is the absolute best...and cheapest. I've tried other chemicals, pretty useless.I blast them once then the next time I pitch them. Hum, what a waste of money on the above answer and person. You should get 3 to 5 years out of your filter cartridges. There is a product on the market that is specifically for cartridge filters "cartridge filter cleaner". Add water to a clean 30 gal plastic trash can, add the quart or litre, mix slightly, hose off your grids fairly well, put them in the solution and leave overnight. Remove each unit and hose off with adequate water pressure and install in the filter. You might want to buy spare cartridges for the time when you just do not have the time to clean those dirt ones. Your grids will come out nearly new looking. Yes, just plain water is the cheapest but it will not get the body oils or suntan lotion or other goo. Lets say in a given situation that you only get 3 to 4 months out of the filters before they are so dirty that they will no longer filter well. That is 4 sets of cartridges every year times $XXX dollars. So if you have 3 to 4 cartridges inside your filter - hum, that is a tidy sum of money out of your pocket that was or is totally unnecessary.
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The ratio is 1 part muriatic acid to 20 parts water. Answer The instructor at Watson's stated the ratio should be 1/2 gallon of muriatic acid for a 35 gallon garba…ge can full of water. Answer My pool store in Timonium, Maryland says that the grids should be soaked for 12 hours in a liquid of 3 parts water to 1 part muriatic acid. This is very different from the two previously submitted ratios of 1 to 20 and 1 to 70. I don't think either of those ratios are sufficient to clean the grids adequately. Best way:: Purchase one to two quarts filter cartridge cleaner. Maybe about $10 - $12 qt. and maybe you can reuse it a couple of times. Use a 32 Gal (approx.) trash can partially fill the trash can -- enough to just go over the top of the end support of the grid. Add one qt. of the cleaner. Hose the accumulated debris off the cart. to get as clean as possible using the strongest possible water pressure ( most homes do not have over 90# of water press.) Once the bulk of the dirt is removed put the grid into the trash can of solution and let soak overnight. Next day, spray with jet stream until clean or dirt stops coming off the grid assy. NEVER PUT THE DIRTY GRID IN ANY ACID SOLUTION BEFORE THE ABOVE CLEANING PROCESS. If you do you might as well throw the grid out. You have impregnated the grid fabric with any body oil, cosmetics etc and it will never come out. If after the solution above the grids are still stained you may then briefly use a very mild solution of acid and water mix to remove iron stains and such. These are only cosmetic and don't seem to affect the performance of the grid. I have done it this way for many years and my grids come out looking as nearly new. And I get a long run out of them. You only need to dip the grids in the acid solution a couple of times briefly. k Answer THIS IS IMPORTANT: I think I can explain the disparity in the above answers with respect to the varying dilution ratios. If you are using straight muriatic acid -- the same type that you would use to etch concrete, brick, or glass -- the MORE DILUTE ratio is probably correct. "Real" muriatic acid is about 30% hydrochloric acid, and rather dangerous stuff. (So strong that my pool guy -- even though he sells the stuff -- refused to give me verbal advice on its use. "Just read the label" he said... to limit is liability! Alas, there are no "pool filter cleaning" instructions on the side.) He also suggested a "safer" product -- labeled "filter cleaner". This was mildly acidic, and mostly detergents. Its label suggested a 1-to-3 ratio of product to water. So I propose that accounts for the disparity reported above. Then, back to "how to use muriatic acid": I suggest that either dilution will work, and that the less dilution you use (say 1-to-20) then the soaking time will be less.... and the more diluted solution (say 1-to-70) might be more appropriate for 12 or 24 hours. But... the exact "recipe" is something I'm still in search of... -- DJH
you can buy a cheap vac that attaches to your garden hose for about 20.00 and it will clean up the bigger debris but it will add water to the pool so you will have to dr…ain some out eventually or use it alot and splash it out as you enjoy the pool. The same as you would with any other type filter.
YES. USE ABOUT TWO PARTS WATER ONE PART ACID. LET THEM SOAK FOR A FEW HOURS THEN RINSE. Muriatic acid can be used to clean filters, HOWEVER there is a proper sequence to clean…ing the filters. I am asuming you are talking about cleaning either cartridge or DE filters. If muriatic acid is used first in the cleaning process you will set the oils permanently into the filter material and ruin the filters. You MUST remove the oils from the grids (cartridge and DE) first then rinse with water. Next you can use the muriatic/water solution (1:10), then rinse again. To remove the oils from the grids or cartridges you can use a a cleanser manufactured for this purpose that you can purchase from your local pool & spa supply store or you can can use a TSP & water solution. TSP can be purchased at your local hardware store. Cartridge filters can loose approx. 20% of their capability with every filter cleaning. It is important that the filters cartridges be replaced every so often. Steve Dunn Vice President - Sales Commercial Pool Systems, Inc. Note: A 20:1 ratio (water to acid) should be sufficient for most situations. Even at this strength, it takes a lot of material (e.g. baking soda) to neutralize the acid for safe disposal.
Answer From suntan lotions, body oils, dirt, cosmetics, dust, debris, deodorants. Virtually anything and everything that touches or blows into or swims in the pool and …is picked up by the filter. Perhaps the filters need to be cleaned professionally or completely replaced. Since I cannot see the cartridges, it is impossible to give a professional opinion. Ken Answer From suntan lotions, body oils, dirt, cosmetics, dust, debris, deodorants. Virtually anything and everything that touches or blows into or swims in the pool and is picked up by the filter. Perhaps the filters need to be cleaned professionally or completely replaced. Since I cannot see the cartridges, it is impossible to give a professional opinion. Clean more frequently! Ken REPEAT QUESTION
Answer . This is an effective and cost efficient way to clean your filter. You can purchase commercial cleaning products from a pool supply store, but I use powder dishwash…ing detergent. It works just as well for a fraction of the price (I recommend Cascade brand). You will need to soak the cartridge overnight for best results. You will need:. 1) a clean 5 gallon bucket 2) Cascade dishwashing powder 3) a hose with a nozzle attachment. Step 1) Turn off the power to the pump at the breaker. If you forget to replace the top to the filter housing and the pump runs overnight, you will wake up in the morning to an empty pool, a soaking wet yard and possibly a burnt out pool pump. Besides, there is no point in running the pump without the filter.. Step 2) Spray up and down between the pleats of the filter at a 45 degree angle using a tight stream of water, removing as much debris as you can.. Step 3) Pour 1 cup of Cascade into the bucket and fill with water halfway. Put the filter in and add water until you can cover over half of the filter. If you have a big enough container, you can soak the entire filter at one time.. Step 4) If the filter is very dirty, let it soak for about 15 minutes, agitate the filter and flip it over. Soak 15 more minutes, agitate and remove from solution. Discard solution. (don't pour it on your grass) and repeat Steps 2 and 3 until the water starts to clear. If the filter is just a little dirty, soak half of the filter for a couple of hours, flip it over and soak for a couple of hours more. Trust me, you will know if you need to replace the solution.. Step 5) Remove from solution. Check between pleats with your finger. If it feels slimy inside, the filter is still dirty. Rinse very well with water and replace cartridge. Restore power, start pump and check for leaks.
If its a cartridge filter. Cut of the water from the skimmer as well as possible then take the upper cover of the cartridge filter take out the element and hose it down. Put i…t back together. start the pump often there is a valve on the top of these to let excess air out, open it until water starts to run out of it.
You don't. Cartridge filters are cleaned by removing the filter element from the cylinder and washing them down. usually a hose down is enough, however over time calcium… and other build ups can block them up and there are cleaners available to fix this problem.
the best cleaning method for inkjet cartridges would be a cotton swab soaked in alcohol and gently wipe clean the head of the cartridge.
Most cartridge's only need a hose down to clean them up. however they do tend to get blocked up with calcium and other fine materials that don hose out eventually Some cartrid…ges have no trouble handling being soaked in a solution of acid for the night to clean them up, however there are chemical available from your pool shop made for this specific purpose.
You are looking for replacement filter cartridges for your swimming pool If you find filters with the same dimensions as the filters you are currently using will they be ok to useThanks?
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The closest you can come would be to use a floculent to settle the dirt to the bottom and then vacuum the bottom layer of water to waste.
It would be one you dig with a shovel and fill with your garden hose. Really.
scrub them clean yourself with soap and water
I depends on what you want. Both filters work great, although cartridge fitlers may work a bit better and are easier on your pool pump. Sand filters are less expensive… and filter pretty well. If it's just two of you or a small family and you have a tight budget, then go with sand. You'll need to backwash on a regular basis. Cartridge filters are a bit better at getting the smaller elements, but you have to take them out and wash them, they can't be backwashed and might be a bit of a hassle.
A cartridge pool filter works by collecting the particles filtering through the pool. It allows water to pass through, but not solid objects.
It depends on the configuration of the filter tank so you should consult the owner's manual for the authoritative answer. With that said, here is a typical method: Usually y…ou do what is known as "backflush". You shut the valves that would run the water from the pool through the filter and open the valves that will cause the water to flow into the bottom of the filter instead of into the pool. You also open the valve(s) that will allow water coming off the top of the filter to flow to an external drain - the sewer usually. The water is flowing opposite to the direction it usually flows when the filter is doing its filtration. Much of the material that has be caught in the filter will be flushed out this way and go to the drain. This only works for so long though and eventually you have to remove and replace the used filtration media with some fresh media. You can also buy chemicals to run through the filter that will help dissolve junk that has accumulated and kill of the stuff growing in it. When you use those chemicals, you set the valves to just recycle the water/chemical mixture through the filter for a while and then open the both the fresh water feed and drain to flush it all out.
There are many aqua filter shops and/or pool suppliers and engineers around locally who will be able to help you out. If you know what you are looking for specifically try eBa…y to get the best deal.