I think i have had my pool filter for a while now but I’m not sure how to tell when I should get a new one?
What is a purpose of a filter?
The primary purpose of a filter is to collect contaminants that try to make their way into your pool such as dust, leaves, pollen, algae, bacteria. A filter plays a very vital role in keeping your pool clean, and your pool equipment functioning properly.
My Filter looks fine do I Still Need to change it?
Looks aren’t everything when it comes to filter cartridges
A FILTER SYSTEMS EFFECTIVENESS IS MEASURED IN HOW SMALL OF PARTICLES IT CAN COLLECT THESE PARTICLES ARE KNOWN MICRONS. A HUMAN HAIR IS ABOUT 70 MICRONS. HUMANS CAN VISUALLY SEE THINGS AS SMALL AS 40 MICRONS. A NEW FILTER CARTRIDGE WILL CATCH PARTICLES AS SMALL AS 15 MICRONS. ABOUT TWICE THE SIZE OF A RED BLOOD CELL.
HOWEVER, OVER TIME A FILTER CARTRIDGES ABILITY TO CATCH PARTICLES THAT SMALL DRASTICALLY DECREASE. THIS SHOW AN EXAMPLE OF OLD FILTER THAT DUE TO GENERAL USE AND WEAR ITS CAN ONLY CATCH PARTICLES AS SMALL AS 35 MICRONS. SO YOU CAN ALWAYS JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER. A FILTER MAY LOOK FINE TO THE EYE BUT REMEMBER IT ABILITY TO CATCH SMALLER ALGAE AND DEBRIS GOES DOWNHILL AFTER A YEAR. ALGAE RANGES FROM 1 MICRON AND UP SO RENEWING YOUR FILTER ANNUALLY WILL PREVENT A LOT OF ALAGE FROM MAKING ITS WAY INTO YOUR LOVELY POOL.
DISADVANTAGES OF AN OLD FILTER
-Greater Chance For algae growth
-Unable to filtrate Smaller Particles and bacteria
-Strain on your equipment
-Inadvertently cost more in electric bills
ADVANTAGES OF A NEW FILTER
– SAVE ON ELECTRIC
-KEEP POOL SANITARY
-CUT COST OF FUTURE NEEDED REPAIRS
–KEEPS YOUR POOL EXTRA CLEAN
IT IS HGHLY RECOMMENDED AS A RULE OF THUMB TO CHANGE OUT YOUR FILTER CARTRIDGE ANNUALLY.
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