By: Mike Folta| On: January 9, 2023
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Learning how to clean pool filters helps you keep your pool crystal-clear. Pool pumps reduce the buildup of dust, dirt, and bacteria that accumulate in the water over time. Depending on your appliance’s pool filter size, you may need to clean these products after every one or two months of use.
Consider the following tips on how to clean your filters properly:
9 Steps to Clean Your Pool
Cleaning your pool filter prevents water discoloration and unpleasant smells in your pool. Here’s a step-by-step guide to how to clean pool filters.
1. Turn Off Your Filtration System
If you own a cartridge filter, turn the system off before proceeding. If you own a sand filter, you may need to backwash the appliance to remove excess debris before turning it off.
2. Release the Air Valve
The air relief valve traps pressure in your filtration system. After turning off your pump and filter, release the valve slowly.
3. Drain the Filter
Drain the filter by connecting a hose to your device’s waste or backwash port. Drain the tank completely. This process could take several minutes, depending on which filter you use.
4. Remove the Filter Cover
Professionals recommend releasing the top clamp with pliers or a wrench. Go slowly to avoid damaging the seal or O-ring connected to the appliance.
5. Take Out the Filter
Now you can pull the filter out of the tank. Place it flat on the ground, preferably in the grass to avoid damage.
6. Apply the Cleaner
Use a spray bottle to apply a cleaner to your filter. Wear personal protective equipment when applying cleaners like trisodium phosphate because direct exposure to the skin can be harmful.
Over-the-counter, all-purpose cleaners with heavy degreasing properties may be better. A professional pool renovation specialist can recommend brands that suit your filter.
7. Soak the Filter
Let the cleaner soak into the pleats and folds of your filter for around 15 to 30 minutes.
8. Scrub the Filter
Use a soft-bristle brush or non-abrasive cloth to scrub away extra debris. You should also scrub the inside of the tank with a cleaner and gently rinse it out before reinstalling the filter.
9. Replace Filter
Finally, you can place the filter back in the correct position and secure the clamps. Restore power and wait for your air relief valve to produce a steady stream of water before closing it. Check to pressure gauge to ensure that your filter is properly in place.
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