Glass or Sand Media Replacement
An annual filter service by one of our experienced pool technicians will keep your pool filter in high performance, but over time sand and glass filter media will require replacing (usually between 3-5 years), depending on how much the filter is running.
Cartridge filters require less energy and water flow to filter pool water and are a cost-effective pool filtration system as it doesn’t require backwashing. Pool filter cartridges have the ability to filter finer particles than sand filters and contain a removable filtration element that is easily replaced when they become dirty or blocked but should be cleaned annually.
What are the benefits of glass media?
- Glass media filtration is more energy-efficient than sand. It allows water to circulate through the filter and is less prone to clogging, all of which saves you money on your energy bill!
- Switching to glass media can save upwards of 65% water! It allows water to flow through unrestricted, dramatically reducing the need for backwashing.
- Provides the cleanest possible water through significant filtration down to 3 microns!
- The smooth surface of the glass media prevents bacteria from attaching to the glass, reduces bacterial growth within the filter, and saves you money on chemicals.
If it’s time for a service or an upgrade on your pool filter, your local Poolwerx can help you decide which filter will suit your pool’s needs and show you how to ensure it’s filtering effectively.