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Cartridge Filter CareThe importance of a well maintained Cartridge:
It is vital your filter cartridge is maintained correctly to maximize its life and usefulness.
The life of a filter cartridge depends on how you treat it.
Filter clogging is caused by soaps, chemicals, perspiration, body fats, oils and fine particles of dust or dirt.
Maximise the life of your Cartridge Filter:
- Remove the cartridge from the filter housing or skimmer box.
- Wash the filter using a garden hose working from the top down.
- Soak the cartridge for at least an hour (overnight is preferable) in a cartridge cleaning solution which you can purchase from your local Spa & Pool shop. Alternatively, use 1 cup of a household detergent in 5 litres of water to clean.
- Rinse the cartridge once more with a hose to remove
any remaining oils or cleaning solution
Eventually your cartridge filter will block and will need to be replaced - usually within 1 to 2 years - depending on the amount of use.
All cartridge filters should be cleaned at least every 2 months.
If you follow the normal cleaning procedures you will ensure the maximum life of the cartridge
Also take a look at our Waterwand. Saves water when cleaning your filter.