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How to Clean a Cartridge Filter

Pool filters are one of the most important parts of your swimming pool equipment and system. They have the crucial task of keeping the water clean and safe and without adequate filtration of your pool water, you run the risk of exposing yourself to polluted water that could be harmful with algae, bacteria and hazardous debris.

That said, pool filters perform best when they are regularly maintained and kept clean.

Whilst not the most difficult part of keeping your pool water clean and healthy, cleaning a cartridge filter is necessary, but doesn't need to be a big deal.

You can either do a quick half hour clean, or a deep clean, with a good soak.

How to clean a cartridge filter :

  1. Turn off the filtration system, ensuring that there is no timer to automatically turn the filter on during the cleaning process

  2. Bleed the air from the filter by slowly turning the air relief value

  3. Remove the clamps (Tension clamps) that hold the filter together. Each different brand of pool cartridge filters have their own, unique release mechanism. (call us if you have any difficulties)

  4. Remove the top section of the cartridge filter

  5. check the cartridge filter for any tears, cracks or damage

  6. Using a garden hose, rinse the debris from between the filaments moving from top to bottom, slowly. Hose all the way into the deep crevices of the pleats.

  7. If you want to do a deep clean, and soak the cartridge to remove remaining sunscreen or oils, you can soak the cartridge in a filter cleaner detergent.

How to clean a pool cartridge filter
Cleaning a pool cartridge filter

Re-assembly of your cartridge filter

  1. Always rinse your cartridge filter one last time if you have used any detergents, chemicals or acids.

  2. Its a good idea when reassembling your pool cartridge filter to apply a small amount of silicon based lubricant to the o-ring to help extend the lifespan of the o-ring

  3. Replace the cartridge filter back into the filter, replace the tank lid and close the seal (clamp seal)

  4. Turn on the filtration system and open the air relief valve to release the excess air. Always leave the valve open until a steady stream of water sprays out of the valve.

You're done!

If you have any issues, or if your cartridge filter is damaged, get in touch with Poolzone today for a free quote on a new cartridge filter Call :0432 105 352. We understand pools, and we are here to help


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