CARTRIDGE FILTERS
Cartridge filters consist of a tank that contains 1 or more pleated elements or cartridges that trap dirt
and debris within the pleats. Two unique advantages to this type of system are less water loss
than filters requiring backwashing and minimal maintenance. As stated, cartridge filters do not
require backwashing but the cartridge element itself should be removed
and cleaned as needed.
Cleaning requirements vary based on water quality but in a well maintained pool could be as little
as 2 to 3 times per season. Cartridge filters actually utilize the
debris they collect as an aid to
improve filtration. As a result, cleaning too often does not allow
the filter to work at optimum
filtration efficiency, while not cleaning often enough will shorten
the life of a cartridge element.
When the pressure gauge reads 7-10 psi above the “normal” or
starting reading you should follow
the steps below to remove and clean the cartridge element
or follow the manufacturer’s
instructions provided in the manuals below or that came with your filter.
1.
Shut off pump & motor.
2.
Close valves or plug off skimmer &
return lines to prevent water loss from pool.
3.
IMPORTANT
Release pressure in the tank
by loosening the air relief bleeder valve.
4.
Remove drain plug, allow water to drain from filter, close drain plug.
5.
Unscrew and remove locking knob (counterclockwise direction) or clamp and carefully lift
off top cover to gain access to filter cartridge.
6.
Remove cartridge element and using a garden hose with a pressure or
spray nozzle thoroughly rinse element top to bottom holding the
nozzle at a 45 degree angle, and wash all the pleats, with
particular emphasis between pleats.
7.
Clean cartridge using
Nature’s Way
Cartridge Renu,
click to purchase,
following label directions.
8.
Rinse cartridge element and replace in tank.
9.
Replace filter top and secure lock ring.
10.
Be sure air relief valve on tank or gauge is open before you turn pump
back on so air can escape. Close when water is coming out of valve.
A spare cartridge can provide added convenience by ensuring your filter is always operational and
at peak efficiency. Cartridge elements should be replaced every few years. Click on your filter’s
operating manual below for more detailed instructions OR to purchase a replacement cartridge.
Complete Owner’s Manual
Purchase Replacement Cartridge
Hayward Easy Clear C550
55 sq ft. Replacement Cartridge
Aqua Pro AP100
100 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
Hayward Star Clear
100 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
Hayward ASL Full-Flo C1250
125 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
Hayward X-Stream 110
125 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
SwimPro Voyager 110
125 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
Hayward X-Stream CC1500
150 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
SwimPro Voyager 150
150 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
Hayward Star-Clear-Plus
175 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
SwimPro Missile Element
175 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
Hayward X-Stream 200
200 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge
SwimPro Voyager 200
200 sq. ft. Replacement Cartridge