Part # FILTERFLOSSER
Alternate Part #'s 17-500-1050
Filter Flosser: Cartridge Cleaning Tool
Filter Flosser was designed by a pool and spa owner to simplify the cleaning of filter cartridges. Save up to 50% on time, effort and water while getting the most out of your cartridges by keeping them clean. Made of durable, polished aluminum, Filter Flosser has a curved nozzle that easily attaches to a common garden hose. High pressure streams of water and air clean between cartridge pleats to rinse away debris quickly and efficiently without getting you soaked by back spray.
With its wide surface area, Filter Flosser provides a fast overall cleaning and can also be concentrated on problem areas for deep cleaning. The control lever allows you to change water flow and direction. Choose from horizontal, vertical and converged water streams to attack dirt and debris from every angle. Backed by a limited lifetime manufacturer's warranty.
3 Ways to Clean for Best Results:
* If you feel the water pressure is too low, try and connect to the homes “water main”. This provides best water pressure from your home.
NOTE: Filter Flosser does not sanitize filter cartridges only removes dirt & debris. We recommend that a cartridge “pre-treat” be used for best results concerning sanitation.
Limited Lifetime Warranty:
can I clean my pleated filters with a power washer,and where can I purchase Cartridge Cleaner
Frank, I would not recommend using a power washer to clean the cartridge as that can damage it. You can try using garden hose pressure instead. You can find a good cartridge cleaning solution here: http://www.inyopools.com/Products/22300006058130.htm
You recommended a Power Pic for cleaning the inside of the filters but I cant seem to locate them on your sight even when I put it in the search bar????
Unfortunately, we would not carry those on our website.
Are there any pool opening chemicals that are not good for pleated filter cartridges?
i.e. hth degreaser
Hi, Bruce G. I'm not aware of any pool chemicals that are not good for pleated cartridge filters.
I'm opening my pool in a few weeks, can I soak my filter in bleach water for a day and rinse to ensure almost clean filter for the pool opening ceremonies
This is Vicky from Korea.
I would like to buy this item.
Can you ship to Korea?
I am looking forward to hearing form you soon.
Hi, Vicky. Yes, we can ship this item to Korea. Please reply with your shipping address so that we can prepare a quote for you.
How do I go about cleaning the inside of the filter with this attachment? That has always been the toughest part of cleaning my filters.
Hi, John. Unfortunately, the Filterflosser can not clean the center of a cartridge. The Power Pic is what I'll recommend that you use to get inside of the cartridge.
My pump is working fine, just cleaned the filter grids, there is plenty of suction in the skimmer, but there is no debris caught in the skimmer basket. We had a lot of rain a couple of days ago, and the water level in my pool is all the way near the top of the pool.....Is this the reason? If not, what else can i check?
Hi Brian, If the water level of the pool is currently above the skimmer then it will not allow the skimmer to function as it should. You will need to reduce the water level of the pool to the middle of the skimmer, so that the debris can be caught in the skimmer basket.
CAN I STORE THE FILTER FLOSSER WITH MY POOL CHEMICALS?
No, we do not recommend storing near chemicals. Our nozzles are made of 100% electro polished aluminum and although the performance will not be affected, harsh chemicals will tarnish and pit the finish and diminish the overall appearance
CAN I INCREASE MY WATER PRESSURE FROM THE TAP/HOSE BIB?
No, you cannot increase tap water pressure without a special pump. However, our nozzles are designed to manipulate the way water is applied which boosts the “impact pressure”. If you find that your tap pressure is generally low, try connecting directly to the water main instead; you should see better results.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE WATER PRESSURE OF A TYPICAL GARDEN HOSE?
The Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) calls for water to be delivered to US homes for domestic use at between 35 and 80 pounds per square inch (psi). That varies depending on your water source. Most city water systems produce between 40psi and 70psi of pressure. Houses that have their own well are likely set around 40psi. 50-60 psi is the average household range.The 2009 IRC states "P2903.3 Minimum pressure.
1 to 2 hrs
I had been using the garden hose and regular nozzle to clean my pool filters, not really a problem or so I thought. I noticed that a lot of the stuff the pool filter caught was not coming off under the pressure of the regular nozzle. I wondered what else was available so I went online to INYOpools.com and found what I was looking for.
The Filter Flosser does a MUCH better job than the regular hose nozzle. It gets into the small crevices between the filter folds and gets much more of the dirt out. Very satisfied. It is not difficult cleaning the pool filters; all that is required is a little time some thought put into shutting down the pump, taking the filter housing off, but really it is very easy.
(5 out of 5 stars) cartridge filter cleaner
Reviewed By: Nels A H. from Spring TX ()
Pros: easy and fast
Cons: still takes time to clean filters
This product really cuts down the time required to clean filter cartridges. It takes me 1/3 - 1/2 the time to clean my four filters.
(5 out of 5 stars) Save time and Improve the Process
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This tool simplified and saved time in cleaning the filter. I believe it also provided a better result by producing the strong stream in a focused fold to remove more of the smaller particles. I keep two filters and change them out at cleaning. Letting me take my time to assure its well done. With this tool it makes it so quick, I just clean and replace now.
(1 out of 5 stars) DISAPPOINTMENT
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I get so much more water cleaning pressure from a $4 nozzle from HomeDepot. I tried this "filter flosser" once and was so disappointed. The concept looked promising but the results were dismal. I haven't thrown it out yet but it's now with all the other useless tools I seem to collect. Sorry for the negative review but you wanted a review.