Hot Tub owners, I thought it would be good to start by describing a task that is often overlooked and costly over time. I’m talking about maintenance of your spa’s cartridge filter. If you don’t already know, cartridge filters are a cylindrical shaped, pleated polyester that is bound at top and bottom by molded plastic. Filters are usually located in a “bay” or “compartment” on inside or top part of your spa’s shell. Sometimes they have a “weir” or “basket” that covers the opening where the water intake is as to trap the largest debris before it even reaches the cartridge filter.

Tap into cold water supply. First turn off the water cartridge filter supply. Open the faucet and drain the line. Then use a saddle valve to tap into the cold water supply. Drill a small hole and place the valve where the lance can fit into the hole that you drilled. Put the plate on the valve and tighten the nuts. Screw the lance into the valve.

Shock pool using liquid or granular super-chlorinator. Liquid shock typically works faster, but granule shock is typically more potent. For green pools, shock pool with twice the recommended amount for the gallons in your pool. Then brush down the floor and walls. Add a quality algaecide. Systems with sand and cartridge filters should also add a clarifier to speed up collection of dead algae.

There are a lot of different aspects that must be taken into consideration when purchasing a swimming pool filter. For the entire filtration system you can expect to pay anywhere from $20.00(USD) to $300.00 (USD). Replacement filters are slightly cheaper in some aspects, depending on the type of filter your system uses, you can expect to pay anywhere from $4.00 (USD) to $200.00 (USD).

There was only one drawback to the whole house water China Filter Cartridge cartridges. You had to remember when to change the cartridges. But, one company has removed that drawback by offering to mail the cartridges to your home, just when it is time to change them. How much simpler can it get?

All filters work well. Which filter you choose depends on what how you want it to perform. Sand is a great choice if you want an indestructible filter. Cartridge is ideal for low maintenance. DE will make your water the cleanest and make it sparkle.

Most cartridges begin at the 100-foot size, but the most popular size sold is in the 300-foot range. They also run at a lower pressure than sand filters, so there is less demand on the pump and no issue with flow volume.

Some pool experts say you can add a little DE powder to a sand or cartridge filter to bolster its ability to filter smaller particles. The ultimate pool filter, then, might be a cartridge filter with some DE added for sparkle.

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