Sure, you can think of things more fun than cleaning your pool filter, but this is an important part of pool maintenance that cannot be overlooked or undervalued. You can always hire a service technician to do your dirty work for you, but whether you do it yourself or depend on an experienced professional, it is important to know the proper steps involved.
The first step is to simply rinse off any loose debris and dirt from your filter cartridge. Be careful not to use a high-powered sprayer as you might actually end up forcing dirt and debris into your cartridge.
After rinsing, allow your cartridge to soak overnight in a cartridge cleaner solution that is alkaline based, as this will work better than an acid-based solution against the body oils and lotions that bind dirt to your cartridge.
Next, soak the cartridge in a clean, plastic bucket or trash can, immersing it completely, if possible, or one end at a time if you have to.
Lastly, thoroughly rinse the cartridge again to ensure all remaining chemicals and debris are washed away.
After these steps are complete, your filter is ready for reassembly and you can congratulate yourself on a job well done (or supervised)!
About the Company
Established in 1970, Olympia Pools & Spas is a family-owned company that has spent nearly 50 years perfecting the above ground pool planning and installation process. Since opening, Olympia Pools & Spas has continued to provide the unparallelled quality and customer service it is known for to all of its clients in Angola, Warsaw, Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas.
Olympia Pool & Spas builds above ground pools and hot tubs designed by only the best pool providers in the industry including Doughboy Recreational, Trendium and Caldera Spas. Once your pool is built, you can “set it and forget it” by having us take care of all of your pool maintenance needs including weekly service, vinyl liner repair and replacement, equipment upgrades and much more.