Spring is here, which means it’s almost time to open your pool for the summer. In order to open your pool safely, you need to be sure all of the parts of your pool are working properly. Here are common signs that your pool filter needs to be repaired.
Most pools have a filtration system, which is made up of a pump and a filter. The pump pulls water from the skimmers and drains. Then, the water flows through the pump onto the filter. The filter removes bacteria, dirt, and debris, making your pool a safe place to swim.
Pool filters come in one of three types. These types are cartridge, sand, and diatomaceous earth (D.E.). Cartridge filters use cartridges made of polyester cloth or paper to catch debris, while sand filters use sand, and D.E. filters use grids covered in D.E. powder.
If your pool filter fails, swimming in your pool becomes a health hazard. This is because your pool water is contaminated with bacteria, dirt, and debris. Filters can fail for a variety of reasons. For one, a pool can fail because of cracks caused by wear and tear. A filter can also develop a leak or experience problems with pressure. While pool filters are made to last, they can’t last forever. The average lifespan of a pool filter is three to five years.
You can tell that your pool filter is not running properly if your water looks cloudy. Leaking multiport valves, broken or bad laterals, valve failure, tank failure, and pressure issues are also signs of a bad pool filter. You may also hear loud noises coming from your pool or you may notice debris in your water. If you notice any of these issues, it’s time to consult with a professional.
At Stand Out Pools, we can assist you with repairing or switching out your pool filter. We can evaluate the condition of your pool to help you determine what is needed to keep it safe. We provide the best quality pool care in the Sarasota and Bradenton area, so give us a call at 941-201-1170 for a free estimate.