Cleaning your pool filter can be a scary thought, but sometimes, there’s no way to get around it. When you own a swimming pool, you’ll always have to clean your filter at some point, and that’s okay! Even though it sounds difficult, we’re here to help you.
Types of Pool Filters
There are three main types of pool filters: cartridge, sand, and diatomaceous earth. Each one has its own strengths and weaknesses, and each one works best in different situations. Depending on the type of pool you have, the frequency with which you use your pool, and how often you want to clean the filter, you may want to choose one of these over the other two. Your initial and long-term budget may also have something to do with the filter style you end up choosing. Check out this breakdown below to help you decide which type is right for you.
Cartridge filters are the most common. This type of filter operates with a paper or fabric cartridge placed inside the filter housing unit, which may or may not be part of a larger tank. Usually, it’s not.
Sand filters have started getting more and more popular, especially as a great mid-range filter option.
3. Diatomaceous Earth
DE filters are the most expensive type of filter on the market today, but they are also the most effective.