Troubleshooting Pool Filters Troubleshooting Pool Filters

Having a pool in the house is not only fun; it also involves heavy responsibility and maintenance routines and one of these activities involves knowing all about troubleshooting pool filters and learning how to take regular care of them. There are some common problems that occur with most pool filters that can get in the way of one’s pool functioning well. Despite these problems being regular and commonplace most people are unaware of why they occur or how to deal with them and end up spending tons of money in having them fixed professionally. Troubleshooting pool filters is a skill that can come in handy.

Step 1: Dealing with DE Filter Powder Leaking into the Pool

If you are using a Diatomaceous Earth filter in the pool there is a chance of pool pollution occurring as a result of the very filter that is supposed to help keep the pool clean. These pool filters work by using a certain of amount of fine sand to cleanse out the pool by eliminating the waste content in the water. However, in certain cases this sand instead of expunging the dirt from the pool starts to leak backward into the pool water. Since this malfunction can cause the pool to become unsanitary it is important to trace the problem and fix it immediately. Powder leakages usually happen as a result of air leaks in the filter valve and the pool pump, which can be fixed by introducing a check valve into the system. If a piece of the filter has broken off or is no longer working well it needs to be replaced with a new one.

Step 2: Dealing with a Dirty Pool Filter

While the pool filter will work to cleanse out the pool it is imperative to regularly clean out the pool filter itself as well. If dirt and grime become trapped in the filter it will not work optimally and will cause the pool to become unclean and unhygienic. Once the pool filter is found to be dirty it is necessary to clean it out thoroughly. The trap from the filter needs to be detached and sanitized properly. Using a water hose set at a low pressure one can slowly rinse the filter out to remove all traces of grime. It is important to rinse the filter gently to avoid causing any damage to the filter mesh. In some cases the filter becomes very dirty when residual chemicals from the pool get clogged at the filter. When this happens one must soak the filter in special filter cleansing solutions and wash them out before putting them back in.

Step 3: Clean Out any Algae Buildup

One of the functions of a pool filter is to prevent the formation of algae on the pool waters and remove any growth that does occur. However, it is important for pool owners to take some extra measures to deal with algae as well because a pool filter cannot clean out copious amounts and can become overstrained and stop functioning properly. As a result, adding chlorine and other specifically engineered algae-control solutions to the water regularly can help to prevent problems and manage any growth, thus ensuring a long-lasting optimal performance of the filter.

These common problems can all be easily prevented and simple techniques of troubleshooting pool filters are all that are needed to ensure that the pool continues to run well.

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