Wash out those filter cartridges

7 Apr

Let’s save some money!

When your filter cartridges get dirty, don’t just toss them out and replace them. Take them outside and hose them off, or spray them off in a sink.  They can last a few months before they fall apart.

Some folks recommend that they be washed off in de-chlorinated water to preserve the beneficial bacteria population in the filter. I will agree that that is great idea but the water that comes from my water hose or kitchen spigot is chlorinated and that’s what I use.

Besides, when I put in a new filter cartridge, there are no bacteria in there.

Turn them inside out and spray that off, too.

Keep an eye on your filter intake. Clean off the plants and algae to keep the water flow high.

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