Clogged Pool Filter

Clogged Pool Filter

Your backyard pool may simply seem like a space to cool off, relax, and have fun but there are many underlying mechanisms that need to be in working order to keep it that way. A clogged pool filter can end pool fun very quickly. A properly functioning pool filter is essential for the health and enjoyment of everyone using your pool.

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Signs of a Clogged Pool Filter

The filter keeps your pool water clean and clear. An early sign of a clogged filter is cloudy water, which can lead to sign number 2, algae bloom if not addressed quickly. Other signs include filter pressure that seems higher than its normal rate which should be between 10 to 25 PSI or a slow or low return rate of water coming back into your pool.

Possible causes of a clogged pool filter include:

● Leaves and grass

● Pollen, dirt, and dust

● Algae, oils, and minerals

● Filter is too small for pool size

● Too much diatomaceous earth (for DE filters)

● Incorrect sand grade (for sand filters)

If you suspect your pool filter is clogged, you should call a pool technician to inspect the filter and determine what the problem is. If it is clogged, the technician can clean it, or if the filter is damaged or broken, they can arrange for repair.

How to Prevent Future Clogs

It is normal to have some debris in your pool filter– that means your filter is doing its job! However, excessive or frequent clogging can be prevented, saving you time, money, and hassle. Take these four steps to prevent pool filter clogs:

1. Diligent clean pool with a skimmer, rake, and/or vacuum.

2. Clean and backwash the filter regularly.

3. Be sure to use the correct amount and grade of DE and/or pool sand in your filter.

4. Use a cover to keep debris out of the pool when not in use.

Hiring a reliable and competent pool company like Pink Dolphin Pool Care is probably the easiest way to make sure you are properly maintaining your pool. Our pool techs know how to keep your pool clean, properly chemically balanced, and free of problems.

Pool Filter Cleaning and Other Pool Services in Phoenix

Your pool filter plays an important part in keeping your pool clean, safe, and operating smoothly. Regular filter cleanings every six months will keep your filter in top condition. Pink Dolphin Pool Care provides expert filter cleaning, repair, and many other pool services in the Phoenix area. You can enjoy your pool with the peace of mind that comes from using a company like Pink Dolphin Pool Care.

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Pink Dolphin Pool Care has the tools and experience to clean, repair, and maintain all filter types. Our pool care professionals will spray down or backwash the filter to remove debris and use cleaning products when necessary. Some of our cleaning services provide a full disassembly, deep cleaning, and assessment of all filter components.

Pink Dolphin offers other pool care services such as:

Weekly pool cleaning and maintenance

Pool pump installation and repair

Pool draining

Chlorine and acid wash

Pool equipment installation and repair

Control systems and light installation

● Automatic cleaners

Heater installation and repair

Repair pool plumbing leaks

We provide excellent pool care services at an affordable price. Whether you’re looking to have pool equipment installed or repaired or a new pool inspected before buying or selling a home, we are happy to help.

If you have a clogged pool filter or need excellent pool care and maintenance in Phoenix’s Northwest Valley including GlendalePeoria, and Sun CityArizona, call the Pink Dolphin Pool Care experts at (602) 688-7465.

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