Regular pool filter cleaning will keep your pool safe, remove oily dirt, and save you money. But how do you know when it’s time to clean the filter? The filter can become less effective over time as it collects more oils, minerals and dirt. The guide below will help you to determine when and how to clean it.
When to Clean the Filter
The answer to this question will vary depending upon the filter type, but generally you should clean it at least once every six month. This should be sufficient as long as you are using the right kind of filter and there aren’t extenuating circumstances. You might need to clean the pool sooner if you have more people or if there is an algae bloom.
You should look out for signs such as a noticeable drop in water quality. This usually means it’s time to clean the filter. You can also figure out if it’s time to clean the filter by checking the filter pressure gauge. When the indicator is showing that the filter is clean, you can look at it. If the number rises by approximately 10 psi, it is time to clean the filter again. The lower the pressure, the cleaner your pool will be.
These quick tips will help you next time you need to clean your filter. This advice can be used to clean any type of filter.
- Don’t use a power washer. The power washer can cause damage to the filter materials and make it more expensive.
- After cleaning, don’t expect the filter to be perfectly white. Even if the filter appears dirty, it will still function.
- You can soak the filter cartridge once a month in a cleaning product from your local pool store. This will remove any buildup and prolong the life of your filter.
Contact us if you are unsure if your filter needs to cleaned. Pool maintenance professionals in Atlanta They can help with all your swimming pool needs, including regular filter replacement and cleaning.
When to Replace
Most pool owners replace their filters every 3 – 5 years. To determine when to replace your filter, consider how long you’ve had it, whether or not your performed regular maintenance, how often the pool was used, and its current performance. These factors may impact the replacement timeframe.