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Choosing the Right Pool Filters

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Are you looking for the best pool filter to maintain a pristine pool? True, a high-quality filter is crucial to maintaining the cleanliness and well-being of any pool. There are many options when it comes to pool filters, and narrowing down your selection can be a daunting task. Don’t worry; we’ll help you select the best pool filter for your needs.

Choosing the Right Pool Filters

What do we use pool filters for?

Swimming pools of various kinds require pool filters. This equipment will provide safe water for swimmers and be aesthetically pleasing. Due to its exposure to the elements, water is constantly contaminated. Microorganisms in the air and from the sweat of swimmers are primarily to blame for this contamination. Additionally, the rise in summertime temperatures helps in the formation of living things. That’s why keeping the water clean and in good condition is so important.

You want your pool filter to:

  • Trap impurities efficiently.
  • Require minimal upkeep
  • Be able to withstand the test of time for more than three years
  • Be affordable without sacrificing quality

Measure your pool

Getting the pool’s measurements is the first step in choosing the right pool filters. Get measurements for the pool’s length, depth, and width. Take careful notes on how deep the pool water is. Calculating the pool’s depth and width from these dimensions will be much easier. These two factors are important when deciding on the pool filter’s overall capacity.

Inspect flow rate

The next step is to determine the fastest possible pool flow rate. The size of the pipes provides the answer. For instance, a three-inch pipe can carry as much as 150 gallons of water every minute. Choose a pump whose flow rate is in the middle of the pool’s recommended range (minimum and maximum).

Identify the type of Filter

Different kinds of pool filters are available. Filters can be anything from diatomaceous earth (D.E) to cartridges and sand. The most expensive option, but one that will ensure the cleanest water possible, is a diatomaceous earth filter. A cartridge filter can serve you well for up to 4 years if properly cared for. However, the water will not be as pure as with a sand filter, which is the least expensive option.

Specifications from the manufacturer

When deciding on a particular filter, it’s wise to double-check its specs. This is to make sure the maximum flow rate is appropriate for the filter’s size.

Check maintenance

To minimize service needs, get the largest filter that your pool and pump can handle. A larger filter can clean your pool’s water more effectively and with less maintenance on your part.

Types of pool filters

Diatomaceous Earth Filters

This sedimentary rock, known as diatomaceous earth, is commonly used as a powder. When employed as filters, they function similarly to microscopic sponges, soaking up even the tiniest particles. In fact, they are capable of capturing the smallest particles of any filter design. These pool filters need backwashing and then adding new powder. Replacement grids and powder are cheap, but the filters are comparable in price to cartridge filters.

Cartridge Filters

In addition to being easier to maintain than sand filters, cartridge filters are superior in removing finer debris. This usually indicates that they are a bit more expensive, but they deliver excellent results. The filter consists of a big tank with a cartridge to collect dust and debris. There’s no need to backwash the filter before cleaning it. Pool services will remove the cartridge or spray it with chemical solutions before rinsing it. You can also do it yourself by removing the cartridge and spraying it with a hose. Filtration efficiency is maintained even at low pump speeds with the help of reasonably priced replacement cartridges. These provide a wide surface area for efficient filtration.

Choosing the Right Pool Filters

Sand Filters

One of the most cost-effective filter options is the sand filter. These pool filters will help to filter out impurities from the water. After being forced through a bed of sand, water filtration takes place in a series of tubes at the bed’s base. The filthy water rises to the top, while the clean water drains. Larger particles are efficiently removed by the sand filter, while the tiny particles may pass through. To know when to backwash a sand filter, you need to keep an eye on the pressure level.

Need help choosing pool filters? Hire Aqua Guard Pools

Call Aqua Guard Pools if you need assistance deciding on a filter system for your swimming pool. Professional guidance is available from our end while you choose pool equipment. We also offer maintenance, renovations, new pool construction, outdoor living, and all pool equipment. Get in touch with Aqua Guard Pools immediately to learn more about our pool filters and other services.

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