For Redding pool owners, few things are as fulfilling as crystal clear pool water on a hot summer day. To make sure that clarity will remain throughout the season, you should properly clean and maintain your Redding pool filter. It is important to effectively maintain your filter all season long. Also, particularly you should ensure the pool filter is functioning in the right way as peak season draws near. Even if the swimming pool has a screen enclosure, tears in the screen can occur due to flying debris. Enclosed pool can also have vegetation, planters with dirt and creatures that creep in when you are not looking.
If you fail to properly take care of your Redding pool, it will create a grimy mess and costly cleaning. It is inexpensive and easier to maintain your backyard oasis through great filtering than to fix an issue with chemicals. For that reason, maintaining your Redding pool will save you both money and time.
How long should you filter the pool?
The filtration system of your pool needs to run enough time to clean the water. Variables like how often you use the swimming pool, whether the pool has a screen enclosure, your pool’s size, the amount of leaves and rain entering the swimming pool, and the pool pump’s flow rate. All these factor into how long your filtration system needs to run on a daily basis.
It’s important to run the filtration system for 6 to 8 hours each day. If the swimming pool does not get much use or is screened, 6 hours is often great. It’s important to do more filtration if your pool gets lots of use, is open or gets lots of the leaves in it.
Redding pool filter saves money
Pool filtration will help save chlorine and water. Organic matter, dead insects and even vegetation break down and decay. Inorganic stuff that often blows into or falls off into the swimming pool such as tiny bandages, plastic, and paper might also affect your pool’s chemical balance.
You’ll use less chlorine if your pool filter traps a lot of the inorganic and organic matter. Minimizing the chlorine decreases the need to add in fresh water as well.
Which kind of filter do you have?
Cleaning your Redding pool filter will help prevent it from clogging and possibly wearing down your pump. There are 3 main kinds of pump filters, and each kind needs a different routine when it comes to maintenance.
- Sand: You might want to think of replacing sand with either a DE filter or cartridge.
- Diatomaceous earth (DE): These have a bag that needs emptying.
- Cartridge: Remove and hose off any noticeable dust.
No matter the kind of Redding pool filter your swimming pool uses, ensure you always keep an eye on the pressure gauge when cleaning up. A lot of pressure might permanently ruin the filter, leading to expensive repairs. If you are not comfortable doing any of the pool maintenance yourself, contact our pool experts.
Pools can be the perfect area to help make some great happy moments with your friends and family. With the right Redding pool filter maintenance, you can enjoy your backyard oasis and the sunshine for years. At Premier Pools & Spas of Redding, we offer a full array of pool maintenance. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions about your pool and getting a new pool installed. Contact us to find out more.