Swimming Pool Filter Cartridge Care & Swimming Pool Filters and Pumps for Inground and Above Ground Pool Filter Systems
Cartridge filters are easy to maintain and very effective at capturing small particles, bacteria, and algae spores. This is a small as a micron. For reasons not known to me, I've seen more cartridge filter here in Florida than I did while I had my pool route in Arizona and the 11 years I lived in Oregon. Inside your filter tank is a plastic cylinder with pleated polyester with a plastic cap on each end.
The pool water flows into the tank, through the pleats, and the debris, as small as 10 microns, is captured in the filter. The clean water is then returned back to the pool. Pool cartridge filters are inexpensive and easy to replace. They normally last about 2500 - 3500 operational filter hours. I've personally found that cartridge pool filters are the best "all-round" in terms of a swimming pool filter system. Kinda like a Toyota Camry. 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.
Backwashing can be troublesome to certain pool owners. By not backwashing you can save between 150 - 200 gallons per month. But with a cartridge filter system, there's no backwashing involved. The dirt and debris is simply captured in the filter and you easily spray it off when needed. Just use a regular garden hose to clean. Never use a high pressure washer. You can also use a pool water filter cartridge cleaner to get them clean.
This involves filling a large bucket or trash can with water and adding the pool filter cartridge cleaning solvent. Allow the cartridge to soak for a few hours and simply spray it off. Remember a pair of heavy duty rubber gloves and goggles. A good cartridge filter rates between a sand filter and DE pool filters in terms of filtering capacity and efficiency.
Some comparisons between the other kinds of pool filters.
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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