Pole, DI filter and backpack advice for a Traditional Windy

Discussion in 'Water Fed Pole Cleaning' started by PJ Bullard, Jul 31, 2016.

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  1. PJ Bullard

    PJ Bullard Active Member
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    I'm buying a pole and backpack system next week and I would appreciate some advice from all you WFP windys out there. I'm looking to spend about £500- 600 on the gear and at the moment I'm thinking of a Gardiner SLX 2 pole (23ft), plus their backpack with a filter vessell from Unger.

    Basically I'm going to filter the water at home into the backpack and more into barrells, then take it out with me and use it alongside my traditional method. From what I've read on here, I think a lot of Trad windys have a backup like this for those windows that are too high or dangerous for the ladder.

    I was mulling over getting the Big Boy Backpack, Unger Alliuminum pole and DI filter bundle but I know I dont want a heavy pole. I also looked at Ionics Grafter carbon fibre pole but I've read crappy reviews for the build quality. Thats why Gardiner are my first choice at the moment both for pole and backpack.

    What do you reccommend? Many thanks
     
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  2. peter rogers

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    Go with clx. It's bit cheaper and do u know ur ppm reading ? Di vessel might not be enough
     
  3. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    Before you buy anything have you bought a TDS meter so you know if DI is a viable option?
     
  4. Clisty1989

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    Agree with green you need to know your tds reading first. I got 11l di vessel, backpack, 27ft pole hybrid pole and 4 jerrycans for a tad under 450 pole and backpack are by water genie and i would highly recommend them all day long. Green Pro Clean Ltd has used both gardiner and water genie poles and if im not mistaken says theres no real difference.
     
  5. PJ Bullard

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    Green Pro Clean Ltd No I don't have a TDS meter

    peter rogers No I don't know my ppm reading but I'm in Surrey/London boarder so I'm guessing its high. From what I've been told the Unger DI vessell is all I need? It has a ppm reader on it, and I've been told when it gets too high you just change the resin?

    I'm a bit clueless as you might be able to tell. I've been a traditional windy the whole time and I haven't used a pole system before.
     
  6. PJ Bullard

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    Clisty1989 where did you buy your setup from? Thats a good price
     
  7. Green Pro Clean Ltd

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    A good RO is more expensive outlay than just DI. Also the Unger DI vessels (sexy to look at) are pricey by comparison to a regular DI vessel.

    If you have high PPM your better off to pay out on a good RO as it will produce more water for lower overall cost in the long run.

    Dealers love you ti have high TDS and go DI as you are in every week to buy more resin.
     
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  8. peter rogers

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    U will chew thru 70 pound bags of resin at an alarming rate lol. U need a ro
     
  9. Clisty1989

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    The cleaning warehouse. However that does not include an ro as i dont really need one (55 ppm here)
     
  10. ccservices

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    your first step is a TDS meter mate they cost under £5 on egay, then evaluate if it is too high invest in a RO system there are pleanty going cheap on the web all you need to do is change the filters if needbe, get a water butt again very cheap from any retailer, i use a large IBC container that you can buy near new for £50 but what ever you get make sure to build around it and insulate it ready for winter.
    as for the backpack i have one but never use it and keep it for spare as i have a trolley system BUT i would be inclined to say where i got it from...:whistle:
    pole wise..when i first started out on WFP i got a harris pole from B&Q and adapted it for this use..ahhh the good old days.:oldy:
     
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