Swimming Pool Filter Cartridge Care & Swimming Pool Filters and Pumps for Inground and Above Ground Pool Filter Systems
Pool cartridge filters are inexpensive and easy to replace. They normally last about 2000 - 2500 operational filter hours.
I've personally found that cartridge pool filters are the best in terms of a swimming pool filter system They're easy for the first time and well-seasoned pool owner.
In my opinion and all things considered, they're the best water filter system you can get.
Swimming pool filter cartridges for ingound and/or above ground swimming pools are just they say.
They work the same as an air filter in a car. Dirty water passes through a filter and comes out clean. It’s a very simple process.
Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. There are other filters which are more expensive that may last 5 years or longer, depending on pool use and cleaning frequency.
This is a huge plus for pool owners. You save between 150 - 200 gallons per month for an in ground pool.
Just use a regular garden hose to clean, never a high pressure washer.
You can also use a pool water filter cartridge cleaner to get them clean.
This involves getting a large bucket or trash can, adding water and the pool filter cartridge cleaning solvent, pool or spa filter cartridge in the solution overnight, and spraying it off in the morning.
Remember a good pair of heavy duty rubber gloves and goggles. A good filter rates between a sand filter and DE pool filters.
Some comparisons between the 3 kinds of pool filters.
How to Clean Your Swimming Pool Filter Cartridge
You need to clean your pool filter cartridges when the PSI reaches 8-10 PSI above the normal range when you first installed a new cartridge filter.
If you're a lucky one and have a hot tub, clean the filter with a good pool filter cartridge cleaner based on usage. There is no backwashing any swimming pool filter cartridges so you need to remove and clean them.
As always, follow the manufacturer's instructions on pool cleaning tips for your swimming pool filter cartridge and use the proper pool filter cleaner.
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