By Filter Flosser




Alternate Part #'s 17-500-1050

Product Description

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.


  • Twist Filter Flosser onto your standard garden hose.
  • Turn water control switch to horizontal “off” position.
  • Turn on water faucet to highest pressure.
  • Turn water control switch to vertical “on” position to clean.

3 Ways to Clean for Best Results:

  • Overall Cleaning - Hold ½” to 1” from filter with the nozzle at a 90° angle of pleats. Move up and down in short strokes, from top to bottom of the filter.
  • Particularly Dirty Areas - Hold 4” to 5” from filter with the water convergence point focused on a specific area.
  • Build-Up Between Pleats - Turn nozzle parallel with pleats, ½” to 1” from filter. Move up and down in short strokes, from top to bottom of the filter.

* 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:

  • Filter Flosser provides a lifetime warranty against any defects in material and workmanship. The warranty does not apply to damage caused by abnormal or unreasonable use or commercial/industrial uses.


  • Does not damage cartridge filters as compared to other products on the market
  • Manufactured from 100% aluminum
  • Filter Flosser provides 7x * Reduces cleaning time by 50%+
  • Reduces the environmental impact by reducing water usage by 50%+
  • Ergonomic design
  • Provides better water quality and filtration by maintaining filter cleanliness
  • Reduces cartridge filter replacement through proper maintenance as per OEM
  • Performance testing shows that at the same 65psi (pounds per square inch) of water pressure from a standard garden hose, Filter Flosser had a greater GPM (gallons per minute) than all other units tested.

?     Asked on 3/6/2013by Guest


A  Answered on 3/6/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

?     Asked on 3/6/2013by Guest


A  Answered on 3/6/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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.

?     Asked on 3/6/2013by Guest


A  Answered on 3/6/2013 by InyoPools Product Specialist Patrick P.

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

?     Asked on 3/9/2016by Brian

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?

A  Answered on 3/10/2016 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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.

?     Asked on 4/21/2017by John

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.

A  Answered on 4/24/2017 by InyoPools Product Specialist Lennox H.

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.


Est. Repair Time

1 to 2 hrs

Tools Needed

Filter Flosser

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Not getting my pool filters clean enough.

Written on 11/17/2019 by Guest

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.

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Est. Repair Time

Less than 1 hr

Tools Needed


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Needed a quality product to help clean my dirty pool filters

Written on 7/14/2018 by Guest

Great product! Did a super job of cleaning the filters for my pool.

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