A filter for your pool or spa is a key player in your battle against the enemy elements of water cleanliness. The presence of these elements end up destroying your water quality. So the filter is the thing that helps maintain your water by getting rid enemy elements, that can give your pool a gloomy appearance. With a clean filter your water will be a beautiful blue and sparkling. As leaves, grime, bugs, suntan lotions, body oils, bacteria, and viruses have been circulated or vacuumed from your own water, these things clog the filter and build up and decrease the effectiveness to eliminate these products that are undesirable. It is important that filters are kept clean.
It is important to know that a clean filter allows for a right amount of water to be filtered correctly. This correct filtering produces a level sanitization that is acceptable for swimming-in each day. It also helps in maintaining the flow rate at a good speed. Which in turn allows the pump to circulate water well.
If the filter is not maintained, the pool or spa water will not stay clear. Then this allows for algae to grow throughout your once beautiful pool or spa. The flow of water in your spillways will be reduced, and the result will be nothing short of a dribble of water. The noise from the pump can then increase, which will be an indication of the pump working hard and the cost to operate the pump will increase.
I've heard from some people that they prefer to keep everything clean at all times. Here's the problem with that. You can actually have a filter that gets cleaned too often! We know it sounds counterintuitive but just continue reading.
Think of how the filter targets your dirt that exists in your pool water. The dirt that gets caught in your filter is actually sanitized. That sanitized dirt that builds up actually is acting as a filter to capture even finer dirt! Alright, are we starting to blow your mind yet? That finer dirt is also sanitized, and because there is now finer dirt in your filter, it begins to collect EVEN FINER PARTICLES. At this point the filter is ACTUALLY FILTERING BETTER. But keep in mind, there is an end to this madness, and the steps that took place are part of a cycle that your filter eventually completes. Of course at the end of that filtration cycle, it is time to start all over again.
Pool Filter Cleaning
Homeowners at times can be overzealous with the cleaning. They can hold the belief that you can never be too clean. But as we've indicated here that would be a mistake. When they take care of their pools on their own they can get in the mindset that gets frustrated with their efforts towards the cleanest water possible.
The thought goes something like this, "My water is not clear. I try my best to clean my filter daily. I would have thought that cleaning my filter every day would have produced clear water but my efforts feel in vain!"
Of course since we hold the knowledge of the great keeper of the sparkling pool waters, we would have to advise as follows: "I understand your frustration that you are having with your best efforts yielding the goose egg of failure. The key is knowing the right approach and the correct approach would be that stop doing what you're doing. Ironically our goal now is to start clogging up your filter. We'll use filter enhancers to get it to filter as it should. We want to be filtering finer dirt. At this point in time your fine dirt is living a happy and free life amongst your pool water, it is going right through your filter!"
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