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How often should I clean or replace my pool filter

January 16, 2023

How often should I clean or replace my pool filter
The frequency of cleaning or replacing your pool filter will depend on the type of filter you have and how often you use your pool. Here are some general guidelines:
Sand Filters: Sand filters should be backwashed every 3-4 weeks during the swimming season and should be cleaned or replaced every 3-5 years.
Cartridge Filters: Cartridge filters should be cleaned every 2-4 weeks during the swimming season and should be replaced every 2-5 years, depending on the usage and the water quality.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Filters: DE filters should be backwashed every 3-4 weeks during the swimming season and should have the DE powder replaced every 2-3 years.
It's also important to regularly check the pressure gauge on your filter and to clean or replace the filter when the pressure is 8-10 PSI higher than the starting pressure.
It's also a good idea to consult with a professional pool service or pool equipment supplier to get a personalized recommendation for your specific pool and filter type.

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