Pool Filter Cleaning in Chandler, Gilbert
Pool filter cleaning is needed several times a year for your pool water to stay clean and clear - but it can be a hassle. That's why we offer pool filter cleaning services.
We Clean All Pool Filter Types:
D/E (Diatomaceous Earth)
Call to Schedule Pool Filter Cleaning Service
Cartridge Pool Filters
In a cartridge filter system the pool water is forced through cylindrical cartridges that trap particles as small as 10 microns. The only way to clean a cartridge filter is by disassembling and spraying down the cartridge elements with a high pressure water.
Clean: every 3 - 6 months
Replace cartridges: every 3 - 5 years
Sand Pool Filters
These filters work by the pool water passing through a 400 to 700 pound bed of special filter sand. Debris as small as 40 microns are trapped by the sand as the water passes through. When enough debris is trapped the water flow is reversed by 'backwashing' and the trapped particles are removed.
Clean: when pressure rises to between 16 - 20 psi
Replace sand: every 4 - 6 years
Over time the integrity of the sand is reduced and it's ability to trap particles can be greatly diminished, it is recommended that filter sand be replaced every 4 to 6 years. If you are having difficulties keeping your pool water clear it is probably time to replace the filter sand.
D/E Pool Filters
The most efficient filters D/E filters trap particles as small as 4 microns (too small to see with the naked eye). D/E filters contain filter elements that are coated with a white D/E powder (Diatomaceous Earth) as they start to get dirty the water flow is reversed (backwashed) and all the previously trapped dirt and debris are removed, once the water flow is changed back to normal new D/E powder is added to the pools skimmer to coat the grids once again.
Clean: every 1 year
Replace filters: every 4 - 6 years