The Pool Filter Called a Cartridge Pool Filter

by Pool Builders on 06-02-2010 in Articles

With owning a swimming pool comes the great responsibility of maintaining and keeping it safe and clean for a dip 24/7. With the advances in technology, this is no longer such a daunting task. Probably the most economical method of cleaning your pool is to use a pool filter called cartridges for filtering dirt and debris finding their way in your pool. It requires only two to three cleanings in a season.

Usually, a pool cartridge is replaceable but you need not replace it often if you know how to clean it properly. To prolong the life of your pool cartridge: it is wise to buy one of good quality which though more expensive is worth every penny spent on it (cheaper cartridges may break down easily thus aggravate dirt and debris in your pool due to attrition of filter materials). At least twice in a season, clean your cartridge by taking off the tub piping system and rinse it immediately with a garden hose to remove loose dirt and debris (it would be more difficult to rinse dried dirt in your pool cartridge). You need not completely wash off all dirt and stains using a high pressure hose or spray nozzle as this might only push dirt deeper into the filter. Once loose particles are rinsed off, allow the pool cartridges to dry.

Next, soak your pool cartridge in a bucket filled with good quality filter cleaner which can remove sticky dirt, oils and other unwanted solutions in there but for this, you may want to consult your pool dealer for good filter cleaners since using acids and other harsh solutions can only do more damage to the cartridge. Attrition of filter materials will add to dirt and debris in your swimming pool. After soaking, rinse the filter thoroughly to remove the filter cleaning solution from the filter and rinse off loose particles that may still present in your filter. Take note that pool cartridges do eventually wear down. Once soiled, it is time to replace them.

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