Pool filters are one of the essential parts of your pool system. A properly functioning pool filter keeps your pool clean and ready to use all year round. The experts at 1 Pool Care offer pool filters and pool filter cleaning services for homeowners in Perth. With our selection of filters and services, you can focus on enjoying your pool to the fullest. Without a pool filter, your pool will quickly become dirty and unusable. Filters remove all kinds of impurities and keep the water clean while swimming.
1 Pool Care offers a wide range of pool filters from top manufacturers in the industry, including Astral Pool, Davey, Onga, Filter Media, Emaux, and more. If you want assistance choosing your filter, feel free to contact us online or give us a call today at 0456 75 75 75.
Sand filters are one of the oldest types of swimming pool filter systems and consist of a central tank filled with sand or Zeolite media. As water passes through the filter, the media filters out large particles and bacteria, letting the clean water come through to the pool. Most sand filters have a “backwash” mode that allows you to clean dirt and debris from the media inside the filter.
Sand filters require a special kind of sand with the right granularity and consistency. Typically, you’ll need to replace filter sand once every three to five years. You’ll also want to deep clean your filter regularly to ensure that it continues to effectively clean your pool.
Sand filters are compact and often more affordable than other types of pool filters, but they do have some drawbacks. Constant backwashing can lower the water level of your pool and throw off its water balance, so you’ll want to have pool testing kits on-hand. That said, the convenience and longevity of sand filters makes them a reliable choice.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Filters
DE filters work similarly to sand filters but use different sifting materials. DE filters typically contain a network of “fingers” coated with silica compounds. Ridges on the silica capture particles as the water passes over, removing them from the pool. DE filters can trap much smaller particles than sand filters can.
DE filters need replacing more than sand filters as the particles are smaller. There is also some evidence that improperly disposing of DE particles can cause health conditions. Your region might have specific rules for using DE filters, so make sure you understand all pool regulations.
Cartridge filters are probably the most popular type of pool filter. Manufacturers sell many different types of filter cartridges, but all of them consist of a special material in the cartridge that traps debris. Most cartridge filters use a polyester film with a PVC core to filter dirt and other debris.
Cartridge filters are highly effective and easy to clean. A typical cartridge filter needs cleaning about one to two times a month, which can make them labour intensive. Cartridge filters can last upwards of 2-3 years if you remember to clean and degrease them regularly.
Cartridge filters can filter much more dirt and debris than sand filters, but they can also be more expensive and require more maintenance. They work best in smaller pools.