Aug 24, 2019

Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter

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== Steps ==
 
== Steps ==
 
===Taking the Filter Out of the Filtration System===
 
===Taking the Filter Out of the Filtration System===
#Remove the filter when the pressure is 7-10 lbs above normal. The operation pressure of your filtration system will increase when the filters are dirty because the pumps are having a harder time pushing water through the filters. This higher pressure on your gauges is a great indicator of when its time to clean the filters.<ref>https://www.swimmingpool.com/maintenance/testing-the-water/pool-care-basics</ref> [[Image:Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter Step 2.jpg|center]]
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#Remove the filter when the pressure is 7-10 lbs above normal. The operation pressure of your filtration system will increase when the filters are dirty because the pumps are having a harder time pushing water through the filters. This higher pressure on your gauges is a great indicator of when its time to clean the filters.<ref>https://www.swimuniversity.com/clean-pool-filter/</ref> [[Image:Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter Step 2.jpg|center]]
 
#*There are cases when the pressure won’t increase even though the filter is dirty, such as if there is a hole in the filter that water can easily flow through. However, in most cases, high pressure is a good sign that your filter needs cleaning.
 
#*There are cases when the pressure won’t increase even though the filter is dirty, such as if there is a hole in the filter that water can easily flow through. However, in most cases, high pressure is a good sign that your filter needs cleaning.
#*Unless your pool gets very dirty, very often, this should only occur once or twice a year.<ref>https://ift.tt/2KPriqb>
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#*Unless your pool gets very dirty, very often, this should only occur once or twice a year.
#Turn off the pool pump and water supply to the system. Locate the main electrical breaker for the pool filter system and turn it to the off position. Then locate the water supply disconnect and turn it to the off position as well. <ref> https://ift.tt/2KUdmeR>
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#Turn off the pool pump and water supply to the system. Locate the main electrical breaker for the pool filter system and turn it to the off position. Then locate the water supply disconnect and turn it to the off position as well.<ref>https://ift.tt/2KUdmeR>
 
#*Turning these off before you remove your filter will ensure that water will drain from the filter compartment and that there will be no risk of shock while you are cleaning out your filter.
 
#*Turning these off before you remove your filter will ensure that water will drain from the filter compartment and that there will be no risk of shock while you are cleaning out your filter.
 
#Release the air relief valve to depressurize the filter system. Once the water is turned off, you can release the system pressure by turning the pressure valve. The valve is usually located on top of the filter compartment or near to it. Releasing this valve will allow the water to drain from the filter compartment before you take the lid off.<ref>https://youtu.be/GHs9Nr5QEEE?t=41</ref>
 
#Release the air relief valve to depressurize the filter system. Once the water is turned off, you can release the system pressure by turning the pressure valve. The valve is usually located on top of the filter compartment or near to it. Releasing this valve will allow the water to drain from the filter compartment before you take the lid off.<ref>https://youtu.be/GHs9Nr5QEEE?t=41</ref>
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===Removing Large Debris with Water===
 
===Removing Large Debris with Water===
#Spray any debris from the filter with a garden hose. Set your hose to a gentle spray and wash off any large debris that you can see on it. Spray the filter right away before it dries after you have removed it from the system.<ref>https://ift.tt/30xRBYH> [[Image:Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter Step 3.jpg|center]]
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#Spray any debris from the filter with a garden hose. Set your hose to a gentle spray and wash off any large debris that you can see on it. Spray the filter right away before it dries after you have removed it from the system. [[Image:Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter Step 3.jpg|center]]
#*When spraying down the filter, be sure to get inbetween the pleats on the filter. This is where a lot of large debris can collect.<ref>https://ift.tt/2KUdmeR>
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#*When spraying down the filter, be sure to get in between the pleats on the filter. This is where a lot of large debris can collect.<ref>https://ift.tt/2KUdmeR>
 
#*Drying will allow the collected debris to ''set'' into the filter media, making it more difficult to remove later.<ref>https://ift.tt/2ZpNhgT>
 
#*Drying will allow the collected debris to ''set'' into the filter media, making it more difficult to remove later.<ref>https://ift.tt/2ZpNhgT>
 
#Allow the filter to dry out completely. Once you no longer see any debris on the filter, lay it out to dry. Put it in a sunny spot and let it sit until it’s totally dry.<ref>http://all-about-water-filters.com/how-to-clean-your-pool-filter-ultimate-guide/</ref>[[Image:Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#Allow the filter to dry out completely. Once you no longer see any debris on the filter, lay it out to dry. Put it in a sunny spot and let it sit until it’s totally dry.<ref>http://all-about-water-filters.com/how-to-clean-your-pool-filter-ultimate-guide/</ref>[[Image:Clean a Cartridge Type Swimming Pool Filter Step 4.jpg|center]]
 
#*The amount of time it takes for the filter to dry completely will vary. It could take an hour or two in hot weather or several days if the weather is cool or humid.
 
#*The amount of time it takes for the filter to dry completely will vary. It could take an hour or two in hot weather or several days if the weather is cool or humid.
 
#*Preferably put the filter in bright sunshine, which will be most effective at killing algae and bacteria that is in it.
 
#*Preferably put the filter in bright sunshine, which will be most effective at killing algae and bacteria that is in it.
#Shake the filter or use an [[Use an Air Compressor|air compressor]] to remove loose particles. Hold the filter with one hand and clean the surface with your other hand. This can be done by tapping the filter on the ground, brushing it with a stiff brush, or using compressed air to blow debris out of the creases of the filter.   
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#Shake the filter or use an [[Use an Air Compressor|air compressor]] to remove loose particles. Hold the filter with one hand and clean the surface with your other hand. This can be done by tapping the filter on the ground, brushing it with a stiff brush, or using compressed air to blow debris out of the creases of the filter.<ref>https://ift.tt/2KUdmeR>  
 
#*Even simply tapping or brushing the filter after it has dried in the sun will reduce the amount of organic contaminants that need to be broken down in the chemical soak.
 
#*Even simply tapping or brushing the filter after it has dried in the sun will reduce the amount of organic contaminants that need to be broken down in the chemical soak.
 
#Look for additional debris that needs to be removed from the filter. If spraying down the filter and using air or shaking to get rid of debris doesn't get the filter totally clean, you may need to use additional cleaning methods. However, if the filter is visually very clean at this point, it can be put back in the filtration system.<ref>https://ift.tt/2ZpNhgT>
 
#Look for additional debris that needs to be removed from the filter. If spraying down the filter and using air or shaking to get rid of debris doesn't get the filter totally clean, you may need to use additional cleaning methods. However, if the filter is visually very clean at this point, it can be put back in the filtration system.<ref>https://ift.tt/2ZpNhgT>
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*Hose  
 
*Hose  
 
*Spray nozzle
 
*Spray nozzle
 
   
 
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