Extending the Lifespan of a Cartridge Pool Filter
Swimming pools can provide an oasis in the heat of summer. Owning one right at home can be so much more fun as you can take a dip anytime during the warm season. Family and friends get to enjoy endless hours, days and months. With the right equipment, you can even further extend swimming season beyond summer. Proper care and maintenance of course should also be given the attention to ensure it is clean and safe enough for users.
Water should always be clean and clear with the use of a pumps and filters for health and safety reasons. Filters are necessary items that keep water free from dirt, debris, floating insects, bugs and other solid particles that can be hazardous to users. Practical homeowners would usually opt to use a cartridge pool filter for their swimming pools.
There are probably two main reasons I can think of that drive them into using a cartridge pool filter over sand or diatomaceous earth (DE) type of filters. A cartridge pool filter is both economical and low-maintenance. Sand filters require cleaning or backwashing every few weeks when there is significant pressure loss at the pump discharge tube.
A cartridge pool filter will only require you to perform maintenance work twice in a swimming season. DE filters need the same frequency of maintenance but DE filter will cost more than a cartridge pool filter. As far as ease of maintenance is concerned, the smart homeowner would choose a cartridge pool filter.
In the middle of swimming season, you also have the option of changing out your cartridge pool filter with a replacement piece or a more economical alternative is to clean it in three simple steps. For a do-it yourself homeowner, these steps are quite easy to follow. Step one is to rinse the cartridge using a regular garden hose. Just take note that water pressure should not be too high that it actually pushes dirt and debris deeper into the filter. The purpose of rinsing is simply to remove loose particles.