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How do you size a cartridge pool filter?

How do you size a cartridge pool filter?

Multiply the average depth by the surface area to find the total volume. Or, wrap it all into one formula: L x W x D = V. This is the volume of your pool. If your pool is “L” shaped then break it into two (or more) rectangles and calculate the volume of each, then add the volume together.

What size is a Type 3 pool filter?

Size 4.2 in x 8.0 in
Mainstays Type III, A/C Pool Filter Cartridge, Size 4.2 in x 8.0 in – 2 Pack –

Can you oversize a pool filter?

No. The reason being is that there is no true “minimum flow rate” of a filter. The tank may take longer to fill up if we have a ½ HP pump on a 800 pound commercial sand tank but the filter will still scrub the water to the same standard.

What size sand filter do I need for a 10000 gallon pool?

When deciding on a pool filter for your above ground pool swimming pool, a useful tip is to pick one that is at least 1 sq. ft. for a 10,000-gallon pool capacity. For instance, a 16” sand filtered system has a 1.55″ sq.

Can a filter be too big for a pool?

What gph pump do I need for pool?

Divide the pool volume by the number of hours that you would want the pump to be running, so that would be 65,947.5 divided by 6. This would give you 10,991 which means your pump should be able to turn around this much water in 6 hours.

What is the difference between Type A and C pool filters?

The only difference between a type A and Type C is the internal diameter of the filter. The A/C Filter type is a hybrid which has an internal rim with a 1-3/4″ internal diameter which will deform to 2″ if the pump really needs an A filter.

What size is a type B pool filter?

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Can a pool filter be too powerful?

The pressure level will only go up if the water is having too much trouble going through the filter media. The two situations where water will have trouble going through the media is if the pump is too strong, it’s pushing more water than what the filter is allowing, so we’ll see a pressure build up.

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