Typically, I am known as the gadget girl in our household, buying the latest and greatest kitchen gadgets or organizers for the office or laundry room. I am totally OK with that title because I have found some real gems along the way. My obsession has gotten much better over the past few years but that’s probably because, well, um, I have a lot of gadgets and no more room to store them. Let me clarify though, my gadget expenditures have to serve a reasonable purpose and it usually means it is going to make our life easier and more simplified. So, I don’t have the Mickey Mouse waffle maker nor do I have the egg-tastic gadget (I am not exactly sure what that is). No offense if you have these!
Dean, on the other hand is one of the most frugal people I have met which means he typically does not gravitate to the newest and brightest shiny objects on the market. That’s why I was completely shocked when he came home with an actual gadget the other day that I have never seen or heard of. What? I hadn’t heard of it? I asked him what he had bought and he began to tell me but when he showed it to me in action, I was totally sold and so impressed that I had to share it with you. In our opinion, this is by far the best pool filter cartridge cleaning gadget out there.
This is what we started with, our small but very dirty pool filter cartridge. To clean the filter cartridge before, we used the highest water pressure from the spray nozzle attachment on the garden hose and sprayed in between the individual filter folds the best we could. It took a good 2-3 times around the cylinder to get most of the green algae off. It never came out perfectly clean.
Now introducing the Aqua Comb. As much as this sounds like a sponsored post from the company, it is not. I just get way to excited over practical gadgets that actually work.
To use, just hook it up to your hose as you would do with any spray nozzle. There is a yellow knob on top of the Aqua comb that you turn to on and it provides the water pressure as you see above.
This is the beauty of this gadget. The combs along with the water pressure clean deeply in between the folds. Previously, when we used the regular spray nozzle attachment on the garden hose, the folds would separate more each time so our filter cartridges needed to be replaced often. At $75.00 a pop, that can get expensive.
You can see for yourself the significant difference. This is after just one time around. Starting at the top and movingly slowly down to the bottom was the technique Dean used along with a little back and forth method in those tough to get spots.
Finished in less than 10 minutes after two times around! It looks great and for a less than $30.00 investment, I am betting we save on pool filter cartridge replacements.
I know for all you snowbirds with pools, you probably wished we posted this at the beginning of summer but since summer is closing in it would be a great time to clean your pool filter cartridge before pool season ends. All of us Floridians are still battling the heat and those of us with pools know that can bring algae much quicker if we don’t stay on top of our chlorine, PH and cleaning our pool filter cartridges.
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