When was the last time you checked your pool filter?
Pool Filter FAQ’s
Why do I need to check my filter?
If you’ve just had a big Summer in your pool, chances are your pool filter has been working overtime to keep your pool healthy. In order to avoid major issues with your filter, it’s important to check it regularly.
Whether your filter requires cleaning, a media replacement or it’s time to upgrade your old filter, your local Poolwerx can assist with ensuring your pool is running at its optimal level year-round.
What does a pool filter do?
The purpose of the pool filter is the removal of debris so that algae and other harmful bacteria have as little chance of growth as possible. Filters are therefore an essential aspect of any swimming pool to ensure you can safely enjoy each and every swim.
How do filters work?
When pool water is circulated into the filter, it becomes cleaned after small debris and particles are removed. The clean water then returns to the pool, or via the heater first depending on if the owner has one.
What's the difference between sand and cartridge filters?
Both kinds of filters have their benefits. Sand are the most commonly used in Australia and require minimal maintenance. Debris caught in the filter essentially clog up the sand, which requires clearing through a backwash. Sand filter are simple to operate and maintain.
Cartridge filters require less energy and water flow to filter pool water. They do not require backwashing – they are simply replaced when they become dirty or blocked.
How do I install a filter?
It’s best to leave the installation of filters to a professional. Contact your local Poolwerx for assistance on installing your pool filter and ensure you’re completely set up to keep your pool healthy.