Common Filter Problems

A list of the most common filter issues and steps to resolve them. Pool filter problems can be very frustrating, especially when you are ready for swimming, but your pool is most definitely not. Here are some of the most common pool filter issues that we see in the...
Pool Filter Maintenance

Pool Filter Maintenance

Here is the recommended maintenance schedule for your filter. Of all the pool equipment, the pool filter is the one component that requires the most attention. This section is designed to provide a basic overview of the maintenance requirements of each type of filter....

How to Change Filter Sand

Detailed maintenance instructions for a sand pool filter. If you are one of those pool owners who has a sand filter, you have the filter that is easiest to maintain on a week to week basis, but when it comes time to change the sand in that thing, you have a job ahead...
How to Backwash a Sand Filter

How to Backwash a Sand Filter

Detailed instructions for backwashing a sand filter. Backwashing a sand filter is a fairly straightforward thing: Turn off the pump. Empty the skimmer baskets and trap basket before backwashing. Make sure there is enough water in the pool. Backwashing a sand filter...
Sand Filters for Swimming Pools

Sand Filters for Swimming Pools

Introduction to the pieces and parts of a sand filter.   Typical Sand Filter Sand filters are fairly simple in their design. In a standard cartridge filter, the water flows into the filter through the inlet port. It then passes through a diffuser at the top of...