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To clean the spa filter cartridge you would require removing the cartridge from the system. You would now remove the soil and clogging from the filters body and the cartridge too. Now you would use chemical to soak the cartridge and rinse thoroughly. You would now dry the cartridge and place it back for further use. You may want to have alternative cartridges too so that you alternate between the two cartridges. That way the cartridges get a good break every time they are taken out for cleaning and the overall lifespan and cleaning quality of the cartridge improves.
There are several other chemicals that manufacturers use to make their filters bacteriostatic but many of them affect you as well as the bacteria. KDF has a very good record as being the safest agent yet found for keeping bacteria from growing in filters and its the only one we sell. Combination of Water Filter Cartridges. Please do not take this lightly; you must always look beyond the water filtration system appearance to determine which one is best for you. No one water filter cartridge can work best for removing all contaminants by it self.
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Typically with a brand new cartridge installed the pressure should be between 8 and 12. After usage of 2 to 8 weeks depending on the size of your filter check the pressure gauge again if its up near 20 then its time to clean the cartridge. Cleaning your cartridge with a garden hose or any other means will be sufficient for normal maintenance just to remove debris from the filter. After cleaning and reinserting the cartridge you should see the pressure gauge go back down to the 8 to 14 range. This indicates the filter cleaning was successful and your pool should again filter normally.
If during the filter maintenance process you notice that after a cleaning the pressure gauge doesnt drop back down to the 8 to 14 range or it does drop but then quickly rises back up in a matter of hours or days then this indicates your pool filter cartridge has build ups such as: calcium metals algae or oils that cannot be removed with standard cleaning. Normally this is an indication that it is time to purchase a new cartridge. However you can do the following filter cleanse to extend the life of your filter. Please note it is recommended to only do this to your cartridge filter once because of the harsh chemicals being used.