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As a pool owner in Arizona, you must do what you can to keep your pool clean and in proper working condition. Part of keeping your pool in proper working condition includes regular pool filter cleanings; specifically cartridge filter cleanings if your pool has them. By regularly cleaning your pool’s cartridge filters, you make certain your pool is healthier, cleaner, and has better circulation. This ensures your pool is ready for immediate use, and extends the life of your pool and its equipment.
Here’s what you need to know about your pool’s cartridge filters, and what Down Under Pool Care can do to help keep them clean:
One of the most pivotal pieces of equipment your pool needs to function properly is a clean cartridge filter(s). In a cartridge filter, dirty water passes through a filter made out of polyester cloth or corrugated paper. These filters strain out massive amounts of dirt, dust, and bacteria. Over time they become full of dirt, contaminant particles, and other debris and they can no longer effectively do their jobs. At this time, your cartridge filters need to be cleaned.
Having clean cartridge filters is specifically important for the spring and summer months here in Arizona. Us Arizonans are in constant need of a break from the heat during these months. We also frequently host outdoor pool parties, barbeques, and other get-togethers. Many of us even exercise in our pools several days a week. What it all means is that our pools get a lot of use. During these “active” times, our swimming pools have excessive amounts of dirt, bacteria, contaminant particles, and other debris that need to be filtered out. Our cartridge filters become dirty really fast and will eventually become “clogged.”
As cartridge filters become dirty and clogged with debris, a couple different things can happen. First, the back pressure on the filter system rises. A prolonged rising pressure can actually crush your cartridge filters, making a real mess of things and guaranteeing that the filters will have to be replaced. Second, the overall flow rate of the swimming pool circulation system drops. Having poor circulation in your pool is basically an invitation for algae to make your pool its home; and will also make certain you have unhealthy pool conditions.
One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Down Under Pool Care is, “How often should I have my cartridge filters cleaned?” This question can be difficult to respond to because the answer can vary from pool to pool, from cartridge filter to cartridge filter; depending on type and quantity of pool usage.
As a general rule of thumb, your pool cartridge filters need to be cleaned when the pressure rises to 20 psi or higher; or every three to five months. Remember, the lower the psi pressure, the better your pool will circulate. Here in Arizona, a really good time to get your cartridge filters cleaned is right after monsoon season when your pool get hit with excess dirt and debris.
We know that having a clean pool cartridge filter ensures your pool is ready for immediate use, and extends the life of your pool and its equipment. We also know that cleanings need to be done every three months, or when your pool’s pressure reaches 20 psi, or else the filters become clogged with dirt, bacteria, debris, and contaminant particles.
What you may not know is that Down Under Pool Care offers cartridge filter cleanings, at an affordable value to pool owners. For $85.00 (plus possible parts and materials) a highly trained Down Under Pool Care professional will disassemble your cartridge filter, clean and inspect the cartridge(s), and replace any parts that are needed.
Let Down Under Pool Care inspect and clean your swimming pool’s cartridge filters, leaving your pool healthy and ready to use whenever you need to beat the heat this upcoming spring and summer.