Like swimming pool pumps, the pool filter is apart of all the pool equipment that is essential for your swimming pool. There are a few different types of pool filters. There is the sand, cartridge, and DE pool filters. Each of them do the same job differently, but some people believe that some are more effective than the other. Keep reading to learn what sand pool filters are, and which one is the best to use in your swimming pool.

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What is a Sand Pool Filter?

A sand pool filter works in unison with your pool pump to clean and filtrate water back into your swimming pool. Technically, that is what all pool filter do, but the reason the sand filter is so different is because it is normally the most compact and affordable to filter your inground pool. Sand filters actually use pool sand to remove dirt and debris from the water and then filters the clean water back through to the swimming pool. This type of swimming pool filter also requires to be back-washed more often. This means you will have to clean the filter once you start to notice lowered water pressure cycling through to your swimming pool.

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What is a Cartridge Filter?

A cartridge filter can sift through twice as much dirt and debris that is in pool water than a sand filter. The cartridge filter is bigger than the sand filter, which is why it is able to filter out the smaller particles in the swimming pool’s water. The maintenance is also easier when you own a cartridge filter. Opposed to back-washing the sand filter, with the cartridge filter all you have to do is clean out the cartridge and then put it back in the filter. It is a higher cost upfront, where as the sand filter is more affordable, but long term you will be saving money due to a lower costing energy bill.

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