Blaster Automatic Filter Cleaner
Glad I purchased this!
After years of having a DE filter, I purchased a cartridge filter system last year as a replacement. I tried cleaning the filter with just a hose but couldn't get the cartridge really clean; dirt lodged in the ends, dirt deep in the pleats, etc. This year, I decided to try the Blaster Automatic Filter Cleaner. After vacuuming the pool, I removed the dirty cartridge and hooked up the Blaster to my hose. After spinning a revolution, the cartridge settled into position and I made a few adjustments by covering one spray nozzle and putting on one spray guard. Perfect! Then I just let it spin for a few minutes. After the water ran clean, I took the filter off and made a quick pass around with a hand-held cleaner wand to get the edges. Would definitely recommend this product!
May 19, 2012
This is an all around good product. It does exactly what it says but depending on how much pressure you have from the water line you are using, and no matter how long you run the water into the device to clean the filter, your filter will not be spot cleaned and white as if you just bought it. It is great for getting the main portion of the dirt out but for a thourough job I end up doing a manual pass after an initial run on the blaster in order to really get between the pleats of the filter to get the most dirt and scum out of the filter before reusing it.
July 25, 2009
I debated about spending the money on this but was glad I did. Does a good job on my filters. I can put it in and come back in a couple minutes and filter is clean. Seems to get in the crevises of the filter just fine.
May 5, 2009
OK to save some time
I bought this in hope that I would not have to spend so much time cleaning my filters and could pop them on this machine and go off to do other things. It does help clean some, but does not completely do the job. I have to go over with sprayer connected to the hose to get them completely clean, PLUS I have those really big filters (4) so I have to flip them as it will only clean half of the filter at a time. It's OK to get the job started, but I ultimately have to finish the job by hand, which is a dissappointment.
November 28, 2008