What Do People Think Of The Silver Sentinel Filters Compared To Pleated & Micropure Disposable Filters?
Posted 20 December 2010 - 04:06 PM
What does everyone think of these filters? Anyone have experience with these and the micropure disposable filters? Do they really filter so much better and last so long to make it through the winter without dragging a hose outside and then draining the hose afterwards to avoid it freezing? I read somewhere that some people wash their spa filters in their dishwasher, but I don't like the idea of that stuff getting into the same device I use to clean the dishes.
Posted 21 January 2011 - 11:21 AM
I have been using it for about 1 month now and so far so good. It doesn't seem to filter much better than the pleated filters, but at least I do not have to clean it in 2' of snow.
Posted 07 February 2011 - 08:35 PM
I was looking into it mainly because of the improved filtration, how closely did you 'look' at your water before you installed them. with me, i could/can still see some 'floaties', smaller particles that i am not if the filter is missing them or if its because of the tub design (bypass filtration).
keep this thread posted.
1) Chlorine - traditional puck floater 2) Dichlor/bleach 3) Bromine 4) Nature2 with MPS 5) Spa Marvel-Enzyme
Currently Using---> Nature 2, dichlor then bleach with MPS weekly.
I will not offer advice or comment on anything I have not personally tried in my tub with my family.
Jacuzzi Certified Technician.
Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:35 PM
I bought it for use in the winter so I didn't have to rince the pleated filters every week and thank God I bought this. We have had over 75" of snow so far and I cannot imagine trying to rinse the pleated filters outside because I would have had to dig out snow in a decent size area just to rinse the filters. Then I would have had a lot of ice and still had the hassle of draining the hose to bring back inside to avoid it freezing.
I highly recommend these filters for winter use at the least. It takes a big hassle involved for those with snow in winter trying to rinse the pleated filters.
Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:53 AM
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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:50 PM
As I removed the wrapping on a Silver Sentinel I noticed the caution:DO NOT USE water clarifiers. As nobody has mentioned this earlier I thought I would highlight the warning in case anyone is experiencing poor results with their new filter. This might apply if someone had been treating for cloudy water just before switching to this new filter.
I've forgotten my chemistry from long, long ago but I am aware (after 20 years of looking after a swimming pool) that water clarifiers generally are copper-based, intoducing copper ions into the pool to attach to bacteria and impurities. I would imagine this Warning on the label is intended to prevent Users from "poisoning" the silver (halide?) composition of the new filter.
Just a thought. Maybe someone else may care to fill in the rest of the chemistry behind this manufacturer's warning?
Posted 23 January 2013 - 10:57 PM
Water clarifiers don't usually contain copper. They are usually cationic (positively charged) polymers. Some algaecides contain copper.
The reason for the warning has nothing to do with the silver. It has to do with the filter being very fine presumably filtering down to 1 micron. Clarifiers will tend to clog up the filter too quickly and should be unnecessary since the filtration is so fine anyway.
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