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What You Need to Know About Pool Filters

The sun is out, the weather is warm, and it’s that time of year when your pool is in extra high demand.  You are thinking more about how frequently your pool is being cleaned, how good that water is looking, and you can’t wait to jump on in. However, an important part of how well you’ll be able to enjoy that pool will all be in thanks to the use and proper working of your pool filters. Pool filters are necessary to keep out debris both large and small.  Both above-ground and in-ground pools need proper filtration systems to keep out the unwanted debris and help keep your pump working properly.

Pools usually have a few different types of filters used to help keep them clean. Some of these might fall more in line with cleaners, rather than filters, such as robotic cleaners that sweep around the pool to collect debris.

There are two common types of filtration systems used for in-ground and above-ground pools. These two types are: sand or cartridge systems. Both of these systems work in conjunction with your pool pump. The water is pumped through the system and filters out sand, dirt, pollen, and other debris.  Sand systems tend to be more compact, but may not filter out as much as cartridge systems. The initial price point for cartridge systems tends to be higher, however, they are easier for homeowners to maintain and clean, and might save you money in the long run.

Call us and we can discuss the pros and cons of each of these types of pool filters with you. We look forward to hearing from you!