The right pool filter can be hard to find, but it’s important to take your time when choosing the right one so that it lasts for a long time, keeps your pool clean, and keeps your family safe. Whether you’re looking for a pool filter for your brand new pool or looking to protect your investment in an older pool, here are our best tips for choosing the right pool filter.
Sand Pool Filters
Sand pool filters are compact and affordable and can be used in inground or above-ground pools. Sand filters use pool filter sand that takes dirt and debris out of the pool water. Clean water flows back into the pool through the bottom of the filter. As the sand inside of a sand pool filter gets older, the water pressure will decrease and increase the pressure rate of the pool filter. At that time, you’ll need to backwash your pool equipment. Sand pool filters typically need to be replaced every 5-8 years, depending on how often you use it.
Sand pool filters:
- Remove dirt and debris as small as 20-40 microns
- Are easy to use
- Are low maintenance
- Are easy to backwash
- Last longer than filter cartridges
Cartridge Pool Filters
Cartridge pool filters can get rid of a whopping twice as much dirt as a sand pool filter can. Cartridge filters are larger in size, so they can let water go through multiple filters to get out the smallest pieces of debris. Maintenance is very simple since you don’t need to worry about backwashing your cartridge pool filter. To clean, all that you need to do is take out the filter and wash it off.
Cartridge pool filters:
- Reduce energy costs
- Have a higher upfront price
- Removes dirt and debris as small as 10-15 microns
- Has simple maintenance
- Doesn’t require backwashing
- Has less wear and tear on your pool pump
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