A swimming pool filter is the single most important component in keeping your pool clean year around. Almost all swimming pools use a D.E. (Diatomaceous Earth) or a cartridge filter as the primary filtration system for a swimming pool. Older swimming pools might use sand filters which clean themselves, but tend not to do as good of a job as alternative filters.
A pool filter is the life line of a swimming pool. All of the water that you swim in passes through the filter over and over as the system runs. A D.E. filter contains grids that are coated with D.E which is a white powder made up of fossilized diatoms that act as a sponge not allowing gunk/grime to pass through the grids. As more and more dirt transfers through to the filter it starts to build up causing water clarity to diminish.
- Prolong your filters life… The weight that a dirty filter carries could be upwards of 20-30 pounds of extra stress. Not cleaning your filter could cause the grids to break which is very costly.
- Decrease the stress on pump and motor… The more build up of dirt and grime in the filter causes the motor to work 3X as hard causing a significant increase in your electricity bill.
- Stay algae free… A dirty filter will cause poor circulation and inevitably cause algae to form in a pool.