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Plecos CleanSweep™

$ 599.99 

Plecos CleanSweep™ is an innovative, easy-to-use cleaning platform for pool and spa cartridge filters. Our patent pending design deep cleans filters in minutes and removes dirt, debris, and contaminants with no messy cleanup.

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Effortless

Hands-free cleaning of pool and spa cartridge filters
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Time Counts

Reduce time spent cleaning cartridge filters by up to 50%
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Pool and spa cartridge filter cleaning made easy.

Eliminate the hassle and reduce the time spent cleaning your pool or spa cartridge filters by hand with Plecos CleanSweep™. Our platform is engineered to provide superior hands-free cleaning for pool and spa cartridge filters up 33.25" tall and 11" in diameter. In approximately 5 minutes, our powerful PowerJet spray nozzles deep clean your cartridge filter by removing unwanted dirt, debris, and contaminants without damaging the filter element. The built-in drainage system routes leftover wastewater away from the unit for easy cleanup.

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Cartridge Filter Compatible

Designed to deep-clean cartridge style pool and spa filters. Our platform accommodates 99% of pool and spa cartridge filters on the market today - up to 33-1/8” tall.

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Powered by Water

CleanSweep is calibrated for to provide optimal cleaning efficiency with 40-60 PSI of water pressure. Just Simply attach any standard garden hose connected to your primary water supply.

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Precision Cleaning

CleanSweep™ deep-cleans filters with a powerful wide dispersion spray pattern. Our patent pending design uses three separate PowerJet spray nozzles that move up and down in a sweeping motion to remove tough-to-reach dirt and debris.

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Dual Control Valves

You’re in control - customize the water flow and filter spin speed settings to fit your needs.. Adjust the flow valve to turn the unit’s water on and off, and fine-tune the flow rate depending on water pressure levels at your home. Adjust the spin valve to increase or decrease how quickly the filter spins.

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Adjustable Platform Base

Our unique SpinJet platform rotates the cartridge filter during the cleaning cycle. Built-in stabilizing pins secure the filter to the platform and adjust easily to accommodate filters of all sizes.

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Self-Cleaning Design

Thanks to the unit’s ingenious drainage system, you decide where to route leftover water, dirt, and debris. Just attach any standard 1-1/2” PVC drain pipe or pool backwash hose to direct leftover water away from the unit.

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Weather Resistent

CleanSweep™ is constructed from the highest quality aluminum and stainless steel hardware. The powder-coated finish provides long-lasting durability and is resistant to corrosion and fading.

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Secure Magnetic Door

The platform door’s built-in magnets ensure a secure seal during operation, and they’re easy to open when you’re finished cleaning your filters.

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Portable Transport

With integrated wheels and a built-in handle, CleanSweep is easy to move when needed.

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Made in USA

Product Specifications

Dimensions
17" (w) x 36.75" (h) x 18.5" (d) - With Wheels
13.5" (w) x 36.75" (h) x 18.5" (d) - Without Wheels
Weight
35 lbs.
Construction
Powder Coated Aluminum with Stainless Steel Hardware
Operating Pressure
40 to 60 PSI
Flow Rate
6 GPM (Gallons Per Minute)
Inlet Connector
3/4" Standard Hose Thread
Drain Extension
1.9" OD x 1.5"L
Compatible with standard 1.5" PVC pipe and 2" backwash or bilge hose
Compatible Filter Sizes
Height: Up to 33.25"
Outer Diameter: Up to 11"
Inner Core Diameter: 1.25" to 7"

Frequently Asked Questions

Product Care & Usage

What type of filters and filter sizes are compatible?

CleanSweep™ is designed to clean cartridge-style filters and can accommodate filter sizes up to 33.25" tall and 11" in diameter.

How can CleanSweep™ help save me money?

CleanSweep™ makes it easy to incorporate cartridge filter cleaning into your regular pool maintenance routine. Keeping your filters clean throughout the pool season will allow you to lower your chlorine usage (saving you up to $300 per season) and prolong the life of your filters (up to 5 years). Clean filters will also help you avoid costly algae blooms and keep your pool clean, clear, and safe all season long.

How long does it take to clean a single cartridge filter?

With regular use, you can clean a single cartridge filter in approximately 4-5 minutes. However, for a more thorough clean, we recommend flipping the cartridge filter over (if possible) and running a second cleaning cycle for an additional 4-5 minutes.

Will CleanSweep™ damage my filters?

No. CleanSweep has been carefully designed and tested to clean all types of cartridge filters safely. Using CleanSweep™ to clean your filters regularly will keep your pool's filtration system running at maximum efficiency.

What's the minimum water pressure required to achieve the best results with CleanSweep™?

CleanSweep™ works best with standard home water pressure (between 40psi and 60psi). The minimum recommended water pressure is 40psi. If your home's water service does not meet this minimum requirement, cleaning times could increase along with a reduction in overall cleaning effectiveness.

Can CleanSweep™ be stored outside?

Yes. CleanSweep is constructed with a durable powder-coated aluminum finish and stainless steel hardware designed to stand up to the outdoor environment. However, to maximize the life span of the CleanSweep™ we recommend that you store it in an enclosed area away from heavy rain and direct sunlight.

Pool Filters & Maintenance

What types of pool filtration systems are available?

There are three types of filtration systems available for pools:

Sand Filters
Sand filters have the lowest upfront cost, while sand media has a long life of up to 10 years. However, these filters allow the largest particles (20-40 microns) to pass through them and must be backwashed regularly.

Cartridge Filters
Cartridge filters are composed of one or more cartridge elements that use a specialized cloth material. These filters are good at removing smaller particles (10-15 microns) but require regular cleaning to maintain maximum efficiency.

DE (Diatomaceous Earth) Filters
DE filters use a special powdered media in concert with filter grids to produce the best filtration results (3-5 microns). Unfortunately, DE filters also require the most maintenance and require regular backwashing followed by re-application of the DE media and routine cleaning of the filter grids themselves.

How often should I clean my cartridge filters?

Cartridge filters should be cleaned at least once every 3 months during the regular pool season. However, to ensure maximum filter efficiency, we recommend you clean your filters every month during periods of high swimming usage or when there is a noticeable increase in the presence of debris, pollen, leaves, etc.

How often should I replace my cartridge filters?

With proper cleaning and regular maintenance, your cartridge filters should last up to 5 years.

What are some drawbacks to cartridge filter maintenance?

Cleaning cartridge filters can be a time-consuming, dirty, and wet experience. Owners can often spend several hours cleaning filters by hand with mixed results. As such, pool owners will often defer this maintenance, resulting in dirty filters that can cause poor filtration, lower flow rates, and unbalanced water levels, leading to an increased dependency on chlorine and other chemicals to maintain healthy water levels.

Pool Chemistry

What does chlorine do for my pool water?

Chlorine is the primary sanitizer used in pools. Its job is to kill all bacteria and germs that could potentially cause illness. Chlorine is also very effective at controlling algae growth and preventing blooms that will turn your pool water green. Therefore, the amount of free chlorine in your pool at any given time is the most critical chemical level.

What types of chlorine are available for pools?

Pool chlorine is available in three basic types. Each type has pros and cons that warrants careful consideration before use:

Tri-Chlor
The most prevalent type of chlorine, Tri-Chlor (Trichloro-S-Triazinetrione) is a form of stabilized chlorine. The stabilizer is CYA (Cyanuric Acid) and allows for this type of chlorine to be sold in slow-release tablet form. These slow-release tablets greatly simplify chlorination since you only have to change them out once every week or so during pool season. The downside of using Tri-Chlor is that each tablet adds a stabilizer in the form of CYA that cannot be removed from the water.

Cal-Hypo
The second type of chlorine, Cal-Hypo (Calcium Hypochlorite), is commonly sold as a powder but can also be found as non-stabilized tablets. Cal-Hypo is typically fast-acting chlorine that is popular for use as a shock treatment since it is easy to broadcast the powder around the pool's perimeter. The non-stabilized tablets have the advantage of being slow-release (similar to Tri-Chlor) for use as an extended chlorinating option. The downside to using Cal-Hypo is that it adds Calcium to your pool over time and cannot be removed. This additional Calcium and will increase your Calcium Hardness and could result in scale forming on pool surfaces. Another downside to using the non-stabilized tablet form of Cal-Hypo is that it is not compatible with Tri-Chlor feeders. To use the non-stabilized tablet form of Cal-Hypo, you will need to place it in your skimmer basket(s) or install a new NST feeder system.

Liquid Chlorine
The final type of chlorine is good old-fashioned liquid chlorine. Liquid chlorine products explicitly made for pools are typically much more potent than laundry chlorine (10 to 12% concentration for pool chlorine versus 6% concentration for laundry). In addition, they are free from dyes and fragrances often used in laundry formulations. The significant advantage of using liquid chlorine to chlorinate your pool is that it does not affect other chemical levels. The downside is that since it is not stabilized, it does not stick around for very long. Typically you will need to test your chlorine level add liquid chlorine to your pool every other day during pool season to maintain proper levels.

Salt Cell Chlorine Generator
Chlorine generators create chlorine from common table salt (NaCl). This system (commonly referred to as a saltwater pool) allows the user to precisely control the chlorine levels at all times. It also allows the user to monitor and adjust stabilizer levels independent of the chlorine levels. The downsides to this form of chlorination are the cost of the initial system and the fact that the salt needed to make the chlorine is very corrosive to the other elements of the pool. Most notably, saltwater systems are associated with lower life expectancies for pumps, heaters, etc. The salt is also corrosive to popular decking and coping materials such as travertine.

What chlorine level should I maintain for my pool or spa?

3ppm (parts per million) is a commonly recommended target for residential pools. This level of chlorine is enough to sanitize your pool properly. In addition, it provides a buffer if other chemical levels are out of their target ranges or if your pool filtration system is not functioning correctly. In practice, chlorine levels as low as 1ppm are enough to protect swimmers from bacteria and germs if other chemical levels are correct and your filtration system is working correctly.

What happens if my chlorine level drops to zero?

A pool with no chlorine is in danger of allowing harmful bacteria and germs to be present and allowing the rapid growth of algae, known commonly as an algae bloom. The good news is that adding chlorine back to the recommended levels can kill any harmful bacteria and germs in a matter of minutes. However, the algae will require a higher concentration of chlorine for a longer duration. In addition, your pool will require a thorough cleaning once the algae has died.

What is pool shock, and when should I shock my pool?

Pool shock is a fast-acting form of chlorine used to quickly raise the chlorine level - typically to 14ppm or higher. Pool Shock is often used as a spot treatment for algae blooms or other situations where chlorine demand may be increased (after high swimmer activity/volume or rainstorms). Pool Shock is also often recommended for use once per week during the swimming season as an insurance policy to make sure you maintain proper chlorine levels and kill off any organic matter that may be lingering in your pool. However, the use of pool shock is largely unnecessary if you maintain at least 1ppm of chlorine, keep the other chemicals in their target ranges, and have a properly functioning filtration system.

Is there a way to reduce my chlorine usage and maintain a clean and sanitary environment for my pool?

Yes! Perhaps the best-kept secret in pool maintenance is that 1ppm of chlorine is sufficient to keep your pool clean, clear, and safe for the entire pool season. This method only requires that you keep your other chemical levels in their target ranges and keep your filtration system functioning correctly. This method will also allow your filtration system and the chlorine in your pool to remain in balance and work together to keep your pool water sparkling clear, healthy, and safe.

What other chemical levels should I be monitoring and adjusting?

It is essential to understand how to balance your pool water properly to ensure that the chlorine in your pool and filter work together at peak efficiency. Properly balanced pool water has several components:

The most important of these components is chlorine, but second to chlorine are pH and Alkalinity. Your water's pH level is critical for both sanitization and swimmer comfort. Targeting a pH level of 7.5 (and maintaining a pH range of 7.2 to 7.8) will ensure the chlorine in your water is working to kill any harmful bacteria, germs, and algae. Alkalinity acts as a stabilizer for your water's pH level. Targeting an Alkalinity level of 90ppm (and maintaining an Alkalinity range of 80ppm-120ppm) will ensure your pH level is adequately buffered. Alkalinity and pH are related and intertwined such that lowering pH will also reduce your Alkalinity, and raising Alkalinity will affect your PH value over time. Maintaining the appropriate levels creates a balancing act that can be different for every pool. You should check and adjust your pH and Alkalinity at least once a week to hit the target values.

The next tier of chemical levels you should be aware of is Stabilizer (CYA) and Calcium Hardness (CH). CYA has an important relationship with chlorine. The more CYA present in your pool, the more chlorine is needed to sanitize the pool and prevent algae from forming. The target value for CYA is 30ppm (with a recommended range of 30ppm -50ppm). Calcium is another chemical that is important to prevent either leaching or scale from occurring. If your Calcium Hardness is too low, your pool water will leach Calcium from your pool finish, tile grout, rocks, etc. The target range for Calcium Hardness is 200ppm to 400ppm (with a recommended maximum of 800ppm). If the CH is too high, the water may be cloudy and deposit Calcium onto your pool surfaces. It is important to note that CYA and CH can be added to the pool water but cannot be removed. The only way to lower both CYA and CH levels is by changing the water. You should check your CYA and CH levels once every couple of months to ensure they are within the target ranges.

What is CYA (Cyanuric Acid), and what does it do to the water in my pool?

Cyanuric Acid (CYA) is a chemical stabilizer for chlorine. This stabilizer allows chlorine levels to remain relatively constant over time. Without a stabilizer, any chlorine you added to your pool would break down rapidly and completely disappear in a matter of a few hours. While CYA serves a critical role in maintaining proper water balance, it can also cause problems. Since you can only raise CYA levels in your water, the sustained use of a stabilized chlorine such as Tri-Chlor will result in over stabilizing your pool. An over-stabilized pool greatly diminishes chlorine effectiveness (a condition known as chlorine lock) and requires a much more significant amount of chlorine for proper sanitation. A leading cause for algae blooms in the later months of the pool season is the use of Tri-Chlor that results in an over-stabilized pool. Once your CYA levels have exceeded 30ppm, you should discontinue the use of Tri-Chlor and switch to another chlorine application (such as Cal-Hyp or Liquid Chlorine) to prevent this over-stabilization. When your CYA levels drop below 30ppm, you can begin using Tri-Chlor again as appropriate to raise the CYA levels.

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Shipping Destinations

Plecos ships anywhere within the Continental United States including all US territories and military APO/FPO addresses. Shipping charges for orders placed in locations outside the Continental United States will be billed to the customer.

Order Processing Times

All orders are processed within 1 to 2 business days* after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification with an order tracking number once your order has shipped.

*Business days include Monday-Friday excluding weekends and federal holidays.

Return Policy

We will happily accept returns of any unused Plecos product* in its original packaging within 30 days of the purchase date and issue a full refund minus any shipping fees. Please contact us and our Customer Experience team will assist you with the return process.

*If a returned product is found to be used or does not pass our inspection, it will not be eligible for a refund. Plecos will not be responsible for shipping back any product that is deemed ineligible for a refund or exchange.

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1-Year Warranty

Plecos offers a limited warranty on all CleanSweep™ products for a period of 1-year from the date of purchase from www.plecos.com. The warranty covers the repair or replacement of any material or component found to be defective. If we are unable to repair or replace the defective material or component, we will provide a new product replacement. It does not cover any issues due to normal wear and tear, loss, theft or misuse of the product.

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