Pool Filter Inspection
A pool filter is a main component of any good pool system. The filters usually work, in tandem, with your pool pump to cycle dirty water through, clean it and send it back in to your pool. In this way, your filter helps to protect your pool water from various debris. Pool filters help to get rid of contaminants that will, otherwise, through off the balance of your pool water and cause future issues for your pool. If you are noticing that your pool water seems to be dirtier than it should be, let us come out and take a look at your pool filter system.
Depending on the size of your pool, there will generally be one or two drains on the bottom of the pool. These drains help to collect debris that is heavy enough to sink in your pool water. Inside each of these drains is a filter that can help to pass through clean water and trap debris that could hurt your water otherwise. If you have bottom drains on your pool, you should let us check on them regularly to make sure that they are performing as they should be.
Skimmers are the drains located on the side of your pool. These drains are meant to catch the lighter debris, that usually stays floating on top of your pool water. Skimmers help to collect debris in filter baskets before passing water through your pump system and back in to your pool. It is a good idea to have your skimmers looked at and checked regularly as, if they get too full, they will start to push debris back in to your pool water. We would love to check these for you as part of our regular pool maintenance.
There is also a third type of filter that sits right in front of your pump. This filter is meant to act as a last line of defense from letting debris in to your pump system. Depending on filter type, this filter could have very fine sand particles in it, which help to catch even the smallest of debris. There are also filters with diatoms in them that may need to be backwashed out. Lastly, there are also simple filters, made from paper or cloth that, when fully dirty, can just be removed, thrown away and replaced.
If you have a clogged filter, odds are that we can simply clean it out and get your system back in working order. However, there are instances when you may need a filter replaced, entirely. If you have a filter type that uses paper or cloth to help filter out debris particles, these will definitely need to be replaced over time. If you have a more permanent type of filter system in place, that doesn’t seem to be working, it could be that, unfortunately, you need to replace your filter entirely. If this is the case, we can do it for you!