Filter cartridges are most often made with either polyester cloth or corrugated paper. As dirty water passes through the filter material, it captures dirt and debris to help pool and spa water stay clean. Over time, this dirt and debris build up on the filter and can clog the filter material. With proper maintenance, though, a high-quality filter cartridge can last for several years.
The following directions will help ensure that your spa or swimming pool filter cartridge gets a proper cleaning.
TIP: Keep an extra set of filter cartridges on hand so that you don't have to wait until one set dries in order to enjoy the swimming pool. When it's time to clean the cartridges, take the wet ones out and immediately put the dry set in. Then, clean the wet set.
WARNING: Failure to remove all oils and cleaning solutions from steps 2-5 above could result in the permanent restriction of water flow through your cartridge filter resulting in a partial or complete failure of the filter.
NOTE: It is not recommended to use Diatomaceous Earth (DE) powder with any filter cartridge. The powder particles will become trapped in the body and will shorten its life expectancy greatly.
Last Updated: 04/11/2013 06:08 PM - ID:6018