The Importance of Your Pool Filter

The Importance of Your Pool Filter

A swimming pool is one of the biggest investments that a homeowner can make. When well taken care of, a pool can provide a lot of great value to a home and hours of enjoyment for your family. To keep your pool running in great shape you need three things: the right chemicals, a pool pump, and a quality filtration system.

The Importance of Your Pool Filter

Your pool’s filter is especially important because it removes debris and keeps it from building up in your pool water. Proper cleaning and maintenance will help keep this important tool functioning at its best.

Why Is Pool Filtration Important?

Pool filters function by pumping the water from your swimming pool through a barrier, determined by whichever type of filter is being used. This filter will trap and hold dirt and debris, before releasing clean water back into your pool.

Pool filters help to keep your water clean and safe to swim in. Without a filter, the dirt and debris that has made its way into your pool will stay there and continue to circulate. This creates the perfect environment for algae and harmful bacteria to grow. Not only will your pool water become cloudy, but there is also a chance you could become sick from swimming in your pool!

This is why it’s crucial to choose a quality pool filter and keep up with maintenance. There are three main types of filters available and the best option for you will depend on your pool’s design and how often it gets used.

Types of Pool Filters

One of the earliest and least expensive filter technologies is the classic sand filter. This type works by using a tank that is filled about 75% with sand. As water moves through the filter, contaminants are trapped in the sand. Filtered material will stay trapped in the sand until the unit is backwashed.

The next option is a cartridge filter. Units may be single or multi-element and come in a variety of different sizes. With this option, the folds in the cartridges filter debris out of your pool. Keep in mind, cartridge filters will need to be taken apart and cleaned at least 2-3 times per year.

Last, there is the Diatomaceous Earth (or DE) filter. The inside of this kind of filter contains grids covered in DE powder, which traps dirt and debris at a very low micron level. DE filters are very powerful and effective but may require some extra maintenance.

Pink Dolphin Pool Filter Maintenance and Repair

Each of the three pool filter options requires a different level and frequency of cleaning and maintenance. If not done regularly, rising pressure and lack of water flow are classic signs that your filter needs to be cleaned. For the best performance, it’s a good idea to keep up with a regular maintenance schedule to help avoid major issues or even costly repairs.

No matter what kind of filtration system you have, Pink Dolphin Pool Care has the right tools and experience to keep your filter running smoothly and your pool sparkling clean.

To get started with our reliable and affordable pool care services, call us at (602) 688-7465 or go online to fill out a form today!

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