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How to Properly Maintain Your Pool Filter

Now that we’re coming into summer, it’s understandable that you want your pool looking its sparkling best. When it comes to a pristine pool, your pool filter plays a big role by collecting up dirt and debris which is why you need to take the time to make sure your filter is working optimally. Today, let’s take a closer look at the different types of pool filters and how you can maintain each one properly.

 

Pool Filters

Sand filters

To get rid of the accumulated dirt and debris in your sand filter, you need to carry out backwashing which is a relatively easy task. Different filters will have varying recommendations for the frequency of backwashing and it will also depend how dirty your pool gets. Here at Pool Assist we recommend backwashing for a good minute or two, followed by ‘rinsing’ for around 10-15 seconds. Amongst other things, this will ensure that no sand is caught in the multi-port valve where it can do some damage. Generally, you can expect that you’d need to backwash your sand filter at least once per month and maybe more often every week during the summer depending upon how much debris and usage the pool is getting. The sand in your filter will also gradually become less coarse over time and will likely need to be replaced every five to seven years or so for domestic pools.

Cartridge filters

The great thing about cartridge filters is that they’re easy to maintain. As dirt becomes trapped in the filter, eventually the pressure on the filter will increase which tells you that a clean out is in order. Remove the cartridge and spray it down with a hose or soak them to remove dirt and debris – don’t use a pressure hose as this can cause damage. Eventually, your filter will need to be replaced when there are signs of too much wear and tear, usually every three to five years for domestic pools. A good tip we recommend at Pool Assist is to have a spare cartridge element and rotate them for cleaning.

Get professional servicing

If you’re finding that your pool filter isn’t working as it should despite your maintenance, it’s best to get a pool technician out to take a look. They will be able to address any issues and properly service your filter to ensure that it continues to do its job well into the future. Rather than waiting until issues arise, it’s also a good idea to get a professional out at regular intervals to service your filter to avoid problems arising.

At Pool Assist, we can help you out with pool filter supplies so your pool is kept sparkling clean. If you’re not sure which filter is right for you, we can offer our expert advice. Not only do we offer the leading brands of pool equipment and accessories, we also provide pool servicing and maintenance for residential or commercials pools. Let us take care of the hard work for you!

For pool filters and pumps, along with servicing and repairs, speak to the team at Pool Assist today on 1300 62 82 62.