Pool Filter Cleaning
A major part of good pool maintenance is pool filter cleaning. You may have the chemicals adjusted correctly and great circulation, but if the pool filters are clogged or ripped or cracked your system will not run efficiently. Summers in Las Vegas can be especially brutal on pool filters with increased use from kids, parties,etc.
What is a pool filter?
The majority of pools in the Las Vegas and Henderson area use cartridge filters. A second type is a D.E. (diatomaceous earth) filter, which uses diatomaceous earth (a fine powder coating) to filter particles.
For cartridge pool filters, I recommend the filters be cleaned every 3 months, like an oil change for a car. For D.E. pool filters, they should be backwashed every couple months, possibly every month during the summer season. Every 6 months I recommend taking them apart and cleaning the grids separately.
Filters that aren’t maintained properly can cause bad circulation, which will often lead to algae, or even cause your pool vac not to run. Filter cleaning is a fairly simple task but vital to keep your pool looking great.