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Cartridge Filter Maintenance

Cartridge Filter Maintenance

A cartridge filter is generally the simplest to maintain, because it involves a form of filter media that is easy to clean and/or replace. 

Cleaning Instructions

Cartridge filters should be cleaned when the pressure rises to 5-8 lbs above normal.  In the case of large capacity filters (over 300 square feet) this may only require cleaning on an annual or semi-annual basis.

The cleaning process is as follows:

Disassemble the filter and remove the cartridges and clean with a normal garden hose nozzle.  DO NOT USE A PRESSURE WASHER OR YOU MAY DAMAGE THE FILTER FABRIC.  If the cartridges are embedded with oils or dirt, it might be necessary to use a special filter cleaner for this.  If the filter cleaner does not help, then the cartridges will need to be replaced.

Other Resources

Cartridge Cleaning Instructions from Unicel

Glossary of Filtration Terms from Unicel

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