How do I know if my filter needs to be repaired or replaced?

Well, the first thing to consider is, when was the last time your filter was cleaned or serviced? This should be done every 6 months on all cartridge and DE filters. Please refer to our filter cleaning page for more details

After that, we all know that Arizona is home to some of the hottest temperatures in the United States. With that said, most pool filters are constructed of fiberglass shells that can withstand pressure readings of 50psi. Our dry heat and sun-beaten summers slowly break down fiberglass. Therefore, they are a large tank just waiting to split open and spray water everywhere.

We replace close to 20 tanks per year from cracking. The change from the extremely hot to the abnormally cold winter we experience once every 5 years is very common for stretching and cracking these filters.

At that time, it is a decision that you need to make:

  • How old are my cartridges, grids, or sand?
  • When was the last time they were replaced?
  • What does the quality of my water look like?
  • How efficient is my pump with my current filter?
  • Should I replace the entire thing?

The answer is mostly yes! Replace the whole thing! Like every piece of equipment out there. Technology changes everything. The technology-driven into pool filters today surpasses anything from the past. These are now becoming NSF Certified with warranties that manufacturers can proudly stand by.

Does it matter what kind of pool filter I get?

Yes it does! There are 3 different types of pool filters for your swimming pool:

  • Diatomaceous earth – 1 to 3 micron filtration
  • Cartridge filters – 15 micron filtration
  • Sand – 30 micro filtration


DE Pool Filter Cartridge Pool Filter Sand Filter
D.E. Filter Cartridge Filter Sand Filter

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