The mighty little tablet that does the work for you!
Introducing new Pleatco FilterWash™ a fast acting fizz cleaning tablet specially formulated to penetrate deeply into any reusable filter cartridge and remove the accumulated materials such as suntan lotion and oils, body oil, grease, dirt, soap scum and other organics.
Unlike other cleaning agents, Pleatco FilterWash™ comes in individual formulas - one for pools and one for spas, scientifically engineered for each environment.
Fast acting fizz tablet
No measuring. No messy chemicals!
Releases body oils, suntan lotion and dirt
Safe and easy on the filtration fabric
Loosens debris from the fabric surface
100% Environmentally friendly
Pleatco FilterWash™ is 100% environmentally friendly
Each Pleatco FilterWash™ tablet cleans up to two filter cartridges and works by loosening debris from the filtration fabric simply and effectively while being safe and easy on the cartridge.
Easy to use
Rinse any loose debris from filter cartridge.
Fill a bucket of water and place in ONE Pleatco FilterWash™ tablet
Submerge the cartridge and let it soak for 25 minutes for maximum results
Remove the cartridge, give it a spray with the hose to clean off any excess debris and your done!
To clean up you can simply throw out the water onto the garden without harm.
For larger cartridges you can use Pleatco FilterWash™ in a bigger container such as a cleaning bin, or simply soak one end in a bucket and then spin and soak the other end.
How to order
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My filter is heavily covered with dirt and stuff; do I need to rinse it first before treatment?
Yes always rinse off the debris with a hose first and then carry out the cleaning process according to instructions above.
Can I only use Pleatco Filter Wash on Pleatco cartridges?
FilterWash™ cleans any reusable filter cartridge regardless of make or model.
Should I use cold or hot water?
Pleatco FilterWash is optimized to work at tap water temperature. Warm water can slightly speed up the cleaning action in controlled environments.
The tablet is not dissolving completely?
Pleatco FilterWash tablets are fizz soluble and therefore need some time to dissolve. You can speed this process up by stirring the water to dissolve the tablet quicker.
Can I soak overnight?
For best ( maximum) results soak for 25-30 minutes. However, although not required, if left to soak for long periods of time, the cartridge will not be damaged by the solution.
How long can I keep the solution once the tab is dissolved?
Once the Pleatco FilterWash tablet is activated IN WATER a cartridge should be placed in the solution within 20 minutes. After cleaning the water can be safely discarded.
If I only have one cartridge can I clean it and save the solution until I need to clean it again?
No. Once you have used the Pleatco FilterWash tablet solution you should not save it for use at a later date.
How long can I keep a tablet?
Pleatco FilterWash tablets are long lasting; as long as the seal is intact and tablet is kept dry there is no expiration date.
Why is the cartridge not white after cleaning?
White does not indicate clean - Pleatco Filter wash does not use bleaching agents - Bleaching agents can damage the filtration fabric and tends to affect the color of the cartridge and do little to actually clean the media. Pleatco FilterWash releases the biofilm that holds the dirt and oils in the media. Releasing the film release the dirt reopening the media. Naturally, the filtration fabric may adopt discoloration over time, however Pleatco FilterWash's thorough cleaning allows cartridges to return to a high level of original performance without harming or discoloring the filter.
Can I use the pool Filter Wash to clean spa cartridges?
Not recommended, Pleatco Filter Wash is scientifically engineered for each environment for maximum performance. However using Pleatco FilterWash POOL tablets will not damage a spa cartridge and vice versa.
Can I use Pleatco Filter wash on my DE grids
Yes. The Pleatco FilterWash POOL tablet can be used on up to 5 grids after they have been rinsed off.
If I have 4 spa cartridges can I use one Pool Filter Wash instead of two spa Filter Wash tab?
We do not recommend this. Pleatco FilterWash™ comes in individual formulas - one for pools and one for spas, scientifically engineered for each environment.
How often should I clean my pool cartridge?
A good rule of thumb is when the pressure on your tank rises 8 to 10 PSI above its starting pressure when the new cartridge was installed. For pools we recommend asking your local service technician for advice or to undertake the regular maintenance for you.
How often should I clean my spa cartridge?
Most spa manufacturers recommend once a month. With heavy use 2 weeks. It is always a good practice to clean after heavy use such as a party. Pleatco FilterWash's thorough cleaning allows cartridges to return to a high level of original performance without harming the filter providing longer product life as well.
The top of my filter looks bleached and faded was this due to the Filter wash?
No. Pleatco FilterWash does not contain bleaching agents and has no affect on the end caps. This is caused by chlorine and cyanuric acid and other chemicals added to the pool. This can also be an indication of an old filter cartridge that needs to be replaced. Consult your dealer or service technician as it may be time to replace the filter.
Can I safely throw out the water after using Pleatco FilterWash?
Yes, Pleatco FilterWash is environmentally friendly and the water can be safely discarded after use.