Mar 2, 2003, 7:00 PM
Post #45 of 73
Re: [cby] Effective mechanical Pond Filter - ''The Answer'' system
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I think I'm going to need a lot of advise from you. I'm at the stage where I'm actually thinking of "SWAPPING OUT" the answer. May be sell it in 2nd hand market.
I don't know which model that I have, but mine does not have any cross shape central release knob. As a matter of fact, there is nothing to allow you to remove the cover. I was told by the dealer that in order to remove the cover, I have to unscrew the 8 screws using an alan key. That is not an easy thing to do. Took me 1/2 an hour to remove all 8 screws and guess what, there is a rubber seal that tightly keeps the cover in place. By that time, my filter already stop running for 45 mins (since I have to turn of the pump to do maintenance for the answer) and I was ready to ply a screw driver into the screen of the answer (mind you that I'm still a very hot tempered person ). Then out a sudden, with the final attempt and force, I was able to remove the top cover....after several cuts on my hands . Then I realized that the version of the answer that I have is not designed for user maintenance....since all the parts inside the answer are razer sharp....there you go again...another few cuts on my hands.....now my hands start to look like someone who work in the construction site.
Even with that, I was not able to remove the screen completely and soak it in any solution as the bottom of the screen was sucked into the base of the answer just like the top cover, and will take a hell lot of work to remove. Also, you are right that the backflush system seems to be weak. After I put everything back...by now is 1 1/2 hour (dead worry that my good bacteria will die). I can feel the movement of the backflush arm by touching the screen but there is no wind of any kind if you know what I mean....I was even thinking of modifying or change out the back flush pump to put in a turbo charger.....
From my tone, you probably have guess what a satisfied customer I am. May be I bought into the technology a little too soon and bought the first generation unit.....may be the new systems are much better now.
If you have any advise for me, I will really appreciate.....or if you know someone who want to buy the unit.......