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How to Select an Inground Pool Filter

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  1. Hello and thank you for the great information on this thread. I am picking up converting my chlorine to a salt system however I have a question regarding a pool heater. I have recently installed a EcoSmart Electric water on demand heater. I’m very pleased with it however wondering about the compatibility of it with the salt system. I do believe the primary heating core is copper. Appreciate any advice on this 🙂

    1. If the primary heating core is copper-based, then I do not suggest adding a salt chlorine generator to the system. I’m not all too familiar with that brand of heater, but I do know, copper and salt water don’t mix. If you really want to add the salt generator anyway, look into adding a sacrificial zinc anode. Rob and I discuss how the anode protects the metal components of your pool in this Poolside Chat Episode #10 – Zinc Anode Rust Protection

  2. Hi I am looking for a recommendation for an inground cartridge filter. I know this may seem absurd, but I wish to use it on my 6000 gallon fishpond on an occasional basis. You all have been amazing in advising me and selling me a cell for my salt system for the real pool. The advice was fantastic, the new cell works better than the original and I have a pristine salt water pool BUT this inquiry is to purchase an inground cartridge filter 110v for pond use. Any ideas?

    thank you

    John a hardiman, ret professor and engineer

    and eternally grateful for your advice and follow up a month or so ago

    1. Fish ponds are out of my depth but my best guess is to go with a four cartridge system to prolong periods between cleanings. Fish will produce all sorts of bio-material that can muck up a filter’s cartridge, so keeping those cartridges clean are a must. For example, the Pentair Clean & Clear Plus or the Hayward SwimClear

      For prolonged cartridge life, look into replacing the standard cartridges with Microban, antimicrobial material. The Microban should help prevent the cartridges from breaking down under extra strain. Again, this is pool guy’s best guess, you may want to visit aquarium forum to get the real scoop.

  3. I have a FNS 60 which now has a crack on the bottom of the tank. When I replace this, do I also have to change the standpipe or will the current one be able to moved to the new tank bottom?

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