Filter Maintenance Services for Your Pool

Filter maintenance services for your pool involve more than simply backwashing the filter. Other parts that make up the filter, such as the backwash valve and fixtures need to be reviewed as well. Opting for a filter maintenance program with a professional pool cleaning service can ensure that these lesser known parts of your pool are well cared for so that your pool will last for years to come. Here are important components that your pool cleaning service should focus on in order to keep your pool in good shape.


The backwash value needs to be taken apart on a yearly basis in order to check the gaskets, O rings and to clean out the dirt and build up that collects under the handle of the top mounted valves. This debris can cause the shaft to seize up which is why it needs to be removed. The gasket is where the rotary-type values for a seal with the water diversion chambers. This area should also be reviewed for sections that are damaged or partially damaged so that they don't simply let water pass through. 

Filter Sand 

The filter sand is not capable of removing all of the impurities from the pool water. However the filter sand should release the debris that has been trapped during a backwash. If the filter sand has been used for two years or more while being made to filter body oils and suntan from the water, the sand will become sticky and will not be able to release debris as easily. Therefore, the filter sand should be changed in order to prevent this problem.

Pressure Gauge

The pressure gauge is designed to alert the pool user when the backwashing of the filter is needed. Making sure that the pool is being properly backwashed can save a lot of water over the course of the year.

Pads and Spider Supports for the DE Filter

The pads in the DE filter hold the DE powder and are not designed to collect debris. However, they may collect debris and also absorb other substances such as calcium and chemicals from the water, which can make them less effective. In addition, the DE filter also contains spider supports that can become cracked or loosened from the pad connecting tubes.

Cartridge Filters

Cartridge filters can also run into problems if they are not cleaned on a regular basis. In order to keep your pool running well, the entire filter maintenance system needs to be inspected and cleaned on a regular basis.

With a professional pool service, you can have filter maintenance done on a schedule that is convenient for you. Click here to contact the top pool maintenance services in your area.

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