With summertime right around the corner, everyone dreams of a sparkling pool soon to be filled with the sounds of splashes and laughter! The key to a beautiful, clean pool is proper maintenance. Filters are a very important part of pool maintenance, worthy of your attention. There are three different types of pool filters: sand, cartridge, and diatomaceous earth. The maintenance requirements for each type of filter vary. Let’s take a look at the pool filter types and differences in each.
Sand Pool Filter
Sand filters are known as the most economical type of pool filter utilizing a fiberglass, metal, or concrete tank containing filtration sand. The layer of sand filters dirt and debris out of the pool. Periodically this type of filtration system must be backwashed, which ultimately means redirecting the water flow to clean the filter. The unclean water is ultimately routed to the sewer taking the collected debris with it.
Cartridge Pool Filter
Cartridge pool filters are extremely popular for their low maintenance and ease of use. Filters are typically made of polyester cloth or corrugated paper. Even though the filter must be cleaned frequently, it is as simple as removing the filter and washing it off. Eventually, this type of filter must be replaced every 3-5 years as it wears out.
Diatomaceous Earth Pool Filter
Diatomaceous earth in your pool’s filtration system provides the purest water as compared to other types of filtration. Due to its composition, this particular substance has the ability to remove the finest particles from your pool. Maintaining the diatomaceous earth filter involves thoroughly cleaning and soaking the grid in filter cleaner and then adding new diatomaceous earth powder.
Proper pool maintenance means a summer full of pool fun! Alan Jackson Pools specializes in pool installation maintenance. With years of experience, our knowledgeable professionals will make sure your pool is ready for summer. Contact us for all of your pool needs!