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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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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.
back-washing a sand filter sand filter with a multiport valve # Turn of the pump # while pressing down on valve handle, turn it from the FILTER to the BACKWASH posit…ion # start the pump # usually there is a clear bubble on or near the multiport valve. it shows the condition of the water. at first the water in it will look dirty when it clears up, turn of the pump. # Turn multiport valve handle to RINSE and Run it rinse for about 30 seconds seconds. # Turn off the pump then move the multiport valve handle to FILTER position # Turn pump back on and note lower pressure. ---- Back washing a D.E. filter with a multiport valve; # Turn of the pump # while pressing down on valve handle, turn it from the FILTER to the BACKWASH position # Start the pump # Let the water run for 2 - 3 minutes or until it runs clear. Turn of the pump. # Turn multiport valve handle to RINSE and Run it rinse for about 5 to10 seconds. Turn of the pump. # Move the handle to BACKWASH. Turn on pump again until water runs clear. do this about 3 - 4 times, going from backwash to rinse, Backwash & Rinse, to ensure a thorough backwash. # Turn of the motor and move multiport valve handle back to the FILTER position # Turn pump back on # Add 1 lb D.E. powder per 10 sq ft of filter area. Check on the filter tank. ---- Cleaning a Cartridge filter # Turn of the pump # Open the air bleeder opened, # Remove the cover, # Remove the cartridge # Hose it thoroughly from top to bottom, until all of the debris stuck to it is gone # Soaking the cartridge in a TSP (trisodium-phosphate) or similar solution can be helpful especially with older filters that can suffer from blocked pores. NOTE Do not use TSP with Baquacil or Soft Swim for sanitation. ----
Simply put, Diatomaceous Earth (DE) are the bones of tiny little animals that lived millions and millions of years ago, diatoms. This DE is used to coat the "grids" insid…e the DE filter which captures and filters particles as small as 5 microns. When the filter pressure rises, the swimming pool DE filter is backwashed in the same manner as a sand filter. A slurry of DE is put into the skimmer to "recharge" or "re-coat" the grids of these swimming pool DE filters. This type of filter is effective and efficient but a little more expensive to maintain. Some call it the "water polisher" of pool filters.
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.
If sand from the filter is ending up in the pool then the laterals are getting worn. These are at the bottom of the sand filter and should only allow water to pass. A: Yo…u have a bad lateral(s). You need to remove all of the sand from the filter in order to get to the laterals. Some laterals either unscrew or click or press into place. Once the lateral is repaired replace the sand with new sand using a #20 grade filter sand. k
That all depends on how much dirt they are collecting , the amount of time the equipment is operating and how often you clean and maintain them. but usually a year , sometimes… more.
You should change it every 2 years because I just changed mine and when i went to Leslies pool store they said it was fresh an I changed it right on time and I had owned the h…ouse for 2 years and it was newly built which means we were the first owners.
Above ground pool cleaning on liner. What is the best way to remove algae stains from the pool liner? Empty the pool, use a soft brush, mild detergent and water …to remove algae stains from the pool liner. Thoroughly rinse and dry before refilling or storage. More pool ? http://www.intexstore.com/FAQGeneral.aspx http://www.air-inflatablepools.com
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.
Usually, there is a cylinder shaped canister near the pump. You have to remove top and lift filter out and clean thoroughly with hose.
the best cleaning method for inkjet cartridges would be a cotton swab soaked in alcohol and gently wipe clean the head of the cartridge.
Pools are usually sanitized with chlorine which kills bacteria and other pathogens. ready made stabilized chlorine products are available to do this. If you have a salt water …system you will need to add stabilizer to maintain chlorine levels in the pool Algaecide's prevent many types kinds of algae from getting hold in the pool. These preparations come ready made in a bottle with instructions on their use. Most pool shops have water testing facility's that Analise samples of water that you bring in. Many of them offer this service free of charge and will also advise you on the materials required after testing. Keep an eye on the pressure gauge. when water pressure begins to build from the normal levels indicated by a clean, efficient filter and the higher pressure of a filter in need of cleaning. High pressure means clean the filter. not doing so means puting strain on the pump and the water circulation is reduced and the filtration system will not be able to keep up wit requirements. Find out what type of filter you have. I use NEW! A Natural Submersible Water Purification Ionizing Capsule that lasts for One Full-Year. It has been known for centuries that silver destroys bacteria and viruses, even those which are resistant to chlorine. Silver sulphate is frequently used in the antibacterial treatment of burns and open wounds and is even used to protect newborns. As is known by a variety of publications, silver ions sustainably strengthen the immune system of the human organism. the Submersible Ionization Technology' is based on the use of 5-essential minerals: Silver, Copper, Palladium, Zinc, and Carbon. The Ionizing Capsule lasts for 12 full months and does not require electricity, constant maintenance or special plumbing. Reduces the need for chlorine and other chemicals for pools, spas & Jacuzzi's. Imagine... A fresh water stream flowing through your back yard cascading into your swimming pool. Reduce your pool chemical costs by 30- 80% with the Time Release Submersible "ION" Generating capsule. How it Works: Copper/silver ionization generators release precise, monitored and safe concentrations of ionic copper and silver into water systems. Minimum active concentrations of copper silver ions is set at: 0.4 ppm-Cu²+ and 0.04ppm-Ag+. copper silver ionization technology control both the copper and silver values independently to deliver the best ionization process possible. Positively charged copper and silver ions travel within the water system to penetrate the biofilm. These ionic particles bind themselves to negatively charged microorganisms like Legionella. Once in contact with these microorganisms, the copper/silver ions attack in a multiphase process to disrupt the overall cell metabolism causing cellular lysis (death). Safe ionic concentration levels are maintained by monitoring the water system and thus offer additional long-term residual protection. Ionic copper/silver concentrations required for proper water ionization are
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.
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.
A paper cartridge filter should be cleaned with a medium pressure nozzle. It is also necessary to degrease the paper cartridge at periodic intervals depending on the usa…ge.cartridge filters may also be descaled using an approved cleaning solution after being degreased.