A swimming pool filter is designed to remove everything from your pool’s water that shouldn’t be there, including dirt, leaves, other debris and even bacteria and microorganisms.
All these things can reside in your pool and prevent it from being clean and clear. They can come through swimmers, by the wind or even rain, especially if your pool doesn’t have a screen enclosure.
There are different types of filters available and the type you choose will decide how the dirt and debris will be removed from the water. There are three main types of pool filter systems: diatomaceous earth filters, cartridge pool filters and sand pool filters.
- Diatomaceous Earth Filter : The diatomaceous earth filters help you keep your pool clean of even the smallest quantities of bacteria and microorganisms. This extreme level of filtering is often called ‘water polishing’ because the pool water will become so clear that it will sparkle. The filter has a unique design with a curved grid to create a balanced water flow in the filter tank.
- Cartridge Filters : The cartridge filters help you keep the cleanest water in your pool by taking advantage of the filter’s total surface area. Not only is this system more efficient but allows you to enjoy while the system cleans. The filter is designed for high water flow rates and it is made with a material that is highly durable and corrosion resistant, which helps maintain its long-lasting performance. Cleaning the filter is super easy because all you need to do is open the top, take out the cartridge, clean the cartridge, place it back and that’s it.
- Sand Filter : The sand filter gives you the crystal-clear water you want and that is why it’s the most popular choice. The filter has a few unique features and maintenance is pretty much effortless. It works by pulling the pool water through a vessel that is filled with sand. The sand traps the dirt and causes the pressure in the vessel to increase till no more water can pass through. Once water stops passing, all you have to do is backwash the filter so that the dirt gets pushed out.
Servicing the filter and winterizing is fairly straightforward and you can do it yourself. The internal components of the sand filter are not only versatile but also efficient. The filter is designed with an extra deep sand bed and has two diffusers for better filtrations of pool water. The sand filter performs really well and can clean your pool in no time.