How to Clean Filter Cartridge
The best indication of a “soiled” filter cartridge in need of a cleaning is an increase in pressure within the cartridge’s housing canister or a visible decrease in the system’s water flow rate. Generally an increase in pressure of 8 pounds per square inch (PSI) or greater above the filter’s normal operating pressure (as prescribed in the manufacturer’s owner’s manual) indicates the need to clean the filter cartridge.
Why clean your Pool filter cartridge?
Our heavy duty polyester filter cartridge elements will show maximum longevity with proper care and maintenance. Not cleaning your filter cartridge often enough will shorten its life. Needless to say it will provide a bacteria friendly environment and leave you swimming in soiled water.When the pressure gauge on your filter reaches about 15-20 p.s.i. it is time to clean your pool filter cartridges. A good rule of thumb is to take the p.s.i. measurement with a clean pool filter and not let the pressure go 8 lbs. above the original reading.