Pleatco is the leading manufacturer of replacement filter cartridge media and it is the brand of the cartridges that I use on all of the pools on my pool route. I have used and tested every brand over the years and the Pleatco Advanced brand is the best. In this Podcast I interview Rich Medina who is the VP of Engineering and Research at Pleatco and Abhi Pillai who is the Director of Research and Development. They go over in detail why Pleatco Advanced is the premiere replacement filter cartridge media.
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The first thing we cover is when you need to replace the cartridge in the pool filter. This is important for a number of reasons and I think many pool owners let the cartridges ride too long before changing them. Abhi points out that it should be cleaned when the PSI is 8 PSI over the clean mark when cleaned last. So if it started at 20 PSI and is now at 30 PSI it needs to be cleaned. This is especially true of the single cartridge filters that are all over Florida in particular. He referred to them as the One Up Filters, we call them Single Bullet Filters in my area. Theses single cartridge filters can wear out pretty quickly in my experience. So if you notice a reduction in flow or the pressure rising right after cleaning the cartridge, you probably need to replace the cartridge or cartridges.
Pleatco Advanced Filter Cartridges are uniformly bonded filtration media driving super-charged cleaning performance, superior to anything that has come before. They use a 4 oz bonded media verses the 3 oz media used by other manufacturers and this allows them to trap a greater volume of dirt. It also has smaller pores in the fabric and can capture more dirt giving the pool or spa water a greater level of water clarity. The weld spots on the advanced bonded material makes the cartridges very strong and durable and will last much longer than standard cartridges. The Free Flow Core technology allows the filter to run at a lower pressure resulting in higher water flow rates even when the filter gets dirty which also extends the life of your pool pump. So there are many advantages in replacing your old cartridge with a Pleatco Advanced Cartridge.
Four years ago when the Pleatco Advanced came on the market I filmed a series of videos, two in which I compared the Pleatco Advanced to three other leading manufacturer brands. By far the Pleatco Advanced Cartridge preformed better than the other brands. You can watch those videos here and see for yourself the results of my testing.
Who Makes the Best Replacement Pool Filter Cartridges? Part One of Two: https://youtu.be/WpoCtGZDZcE
Who Makes the Best Pool Filter Cartridges? Part Two of Two: http://youtu.be/vsWKDRafRLY
I also loaded a 320 sq ft Clean & Clear filter with 10 lbs of D.E. to see how the Pleatco Cartridges held up and you can see that video here:
Pleatco Advanced Pool and Spa Cartridge Filter - Test & Review: http://youtu.be/-4nEcT0bgg8
I also did a short video on the PureStart Disposable Sentiment Filter and show you the set up and use of those:
Pleatco PureStart® Disposable Sentiment Filter - for Pool and Spa Filling: https://youtu.be/cRWDfM6FSC4
To learn more listen to the Podcast I recorded with Rich and Abhi as they go into great detail on how the Pleatco Advanced Cartridges work and why they are the top choice in the industry.
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