Pool filter cleaning is done by emptying out the debris that can accumulate inside of your pool filter over time. The filter’s purpose is to transport water through a filtration system from the main pool of water and clean it before redistributing it back into the larger source. In order to do this accordingly, your pool filter needs to be clear and free from excessive debris so that it can filter and process the pool water with little issue.
Purpose of Filter
The purpose of the pool filter is to remove older water and replace it with newer, filtered water which is safe and comfortable for swimming in. When your existing filter is unable to adequately perform such services, it can decrease the quality of your pool water and make it less safe to relax in over time. The pool filters serves an important role in your pool’s system as a whole and needs to be paid special attention over the years, as a damaged pool filter can negatively affect the rest of your pool, which can ultimately lead to costlier damages in the future.
Although checking and cleaning the pool filter is typically part of routine pool repair service, your filter may need to be cleaned more often if your pool is constantly running and is nearer to trees and nature that could cause it to accumulate debris more. If this is the case, we recommend having a pool technician review and check your filter at least once a week or once every other week if you’re also able to do it in between service checks. Keeping an eye on your pool filter in between cleanings ensures that nothing builds up beyond manageable cleaning. It’s especially important to check your filter after a storm of any kind to review its current condition.
Your pool filters should, in theory, be cleaned at least once a week or more. There is not set standard of how often you should remove debris from your filter, but it should be done when it’s noticeably filled to capacity and can no longer filter water adequately. Dismantling and deep cleaning your filter can also be done annually, but with monthly cleanings and weekly checks, you pool’s filter should be clean enough to filter the pool water without issue.
If and when it’s finally time to change your pool’s filter, a certified pool technician should be able to assist you in choosing a new one to fit your pool, installing and testing it, and keeping it clean. Most pool filters have a lifespan of 1 – 2 years with regular use. If you use your pool more often and integrate regular oils and foreign liquids into the pool’s system, like lotions, suntan oils, haircare products, and more, then your pool filter may need to be changed more frequently, depending on its current condition. If you schedule monthly cleanings with our pool technicians, we can check the condition of your filter once a month and let you know if and when you should expect to change it again.