A swimming pool without a filter is bound to be a dirty mess in just a few hours. Dirt and bacteria can build up in your pool, which can quickly become a breeding ground for diseases, as well as a detriment to your health.
Swimming pool filters are essential as they remove dirt and insects from your pool and regulate an optimum distribution of chemicals to combat bacteria. As a pool owner, it is important to keep it clean and in good condition, or you may encounter costly issues.
Maintenance tips for your pool filters
Similarly to the way kidneys help our bodies, pool filters remove impurities from the water like leaves, dirt, and other debris. To maintain your it, you will need to clean out the pipes in your system, which you can often do by backwashing once each month. To do this, you must set your filter to “backwash,” remove the leaf basket and clean it out.
You can also manually clean your filter by turning it off, removing the cap, which is located on the pool deck, then lifting out the basket to remove debris before replacing everything. This can be done weekly to ensure that your basket is always clean.
Also, turning the filter on and off may cause the mechanics to fail and crack, so it is imperative to set a timer and allow it to run at least six hours a day.
How to clean your filter, and how often do you clean it?
There are many different types of pool filters, and each one has different needs. Therefore, some may require more or less maintenance than others. If you are using a sand filter, for example, you will need to backwash it weekly and use a special filter cleaner every season. Doing this will ensure the proper water circulation and filtration in your pool.
If your pool is using DE or Diatomaceous Earth filters, it must be cleaned using a special cleaning solution at least every season. To clean it, you should first check the pressure gauge to determine the right time to backwash. Keep in mind, the more debris, the higher the pressure is likely to be.
Lastly, a cartridge filter must be cleaned around once per month, and sometimes less frequently, depending on its size and how often you use your pool. These types of filters will also require some backwashing, but they must be dissembled each time they are cleaned.
Our filter cleaning services
Pool filter cleaning can be done on your own, but we recommend that you get in touch with a professional pool cleaning service to avoid any damage and ensure that it will work as required year-round. In fact, our highly skilled and experienced pool cleaners can clean and maintain your pool on weekly or monthly basis, or as per your individual requirements.
We can assure you that we have the right equipment and expertise to bring you the best quality service the first time, every time.