If you want your pool water to remain sparkling clean all the times, you need to work closely with the specialists (Swimming Pool Singapore) in swimming pool filtration system maintenance, service, and repair. Appropriate pool filter maintenance is the only surest way to keep your filtration equipment functioning optimally for a long time. If the filtration system is operating as per expectation, your pool water will be algae free and crystal clear.
Your facility will also provide you with the best fun and swimming enjoyment. Swimming pool filtration equipment is among the most fundamental pieces of pool equipment. The three commonly used types of filtration systems include DE (Diatomaceous Earth), cartridge, and sand. All these systems require proper cleaning and maintenance. Our experienced experts are certified and well equipped with skills needed for maintaining any of the three filtration systems.
What are the common pool filter issues?
Irrespective of the type of filtration system you have, you will need to hire professionals to perform some sort of repair or maintenance of your filter so as to keep it functioning properly. The clarity of your pool water is primarily determined by three factors, appropriate daily circulation, quality filtration, and proper chemical balance. Nasty pool filter issues are always irritating. Let’s examine the top five filter problems that affect a majority of pool owners:
- Leaking Filter
- A filter having too low or too high pressure
- A filter failing to maintain your pool water clean and clear
- Filter media coming to your pool
- A filter requiring too much backwashing or cleaning
Maintenance of DE Filters
The DE filter system is quite different from other types of filters because the DE functions as the filter media. It consists of porous bone material making it a perfect filter when utilized for this purpose. Unlike other types of filter media, DE is not easily washed back into the swimming pool. When the DE is added to the filter, it goes into the skimmer directly and then the pool pump sucks the DE into the right place preparing the particular filter media to perform its function of preventing contaminants from entering the pool water. If you notice the pressure gauge has fallen below the recommended safe zone or eight pounds on your pool pump that is a clear indication that the DE is not enough in your filtration system. You need to hire experts to add new DE or backwash your filter at least once a year, especially for residential swimming pools.
Maintenance of Cartridge Filters
The cartridge pool filter system functions by allowing water to pass via very fine filter surface. The filter surface catches any impurities that try to pass through and hold the dirt until the filter cartridge is cleaned or replaced. Cartridge filtration system has more surface area compared to sand filters. Therefore, it is easier to maintain because it only allows fewer clogs. Some of the issues that affect the performance of cartridge filters include:
- Swimming pools with cartridge filtration systems usually accumulate high dissolved solids at a faster rate compared to DE and sand filters.
- The cartridge element quickly becomes old and worn out and need replacement after every two years.
- Cartridge filters must be disassembled and horsed of manually because there are no mechanical technique or procedure for backwashing these particular filters.
- A majority of cartridge filters are designed for small spas and pools incorporating about 12,000 gallons of water or even less.
Unlike sand filters, cartridge filters function at very low pressure. You are likely to experience a smooth flow of water via the system when using these particular filters because they cause minimal back pressure on your pool pump. Experts suggest that cartridge filters are inexpensive and easy to maintain. Having cartridge elements examined each year for wear and tear is of paramount importance. It is crucial to replace your filters after every three to five years so as to keep your pool water sparkling clean throughout the year. Our specialists will advise you when to clean or replace your cartridge filter.
Maintenance of Sand Filters
Sand filter systems are usually made of fiberglass, concrete or metal and contain a thick bed of super-refined sand. A sand filter system functions by allowing contaminated water from your swimming pool to pass via the inlet pipe that connects to the water distribution head located on the inner side of the sand tank. The fine sand particles grab debris and dirt when the gravity pulls the contaminated water down via the sand. The filtered water then flows via the pick-up unit at the bottom of the tank before moving to the outlet pipe.
After some time, debris or dirt slows the water flow. If you experience such a problem, then it is the appropriate time to contact professionals in swimming pool filtration system maintenance, service, and repair. For our experts to determine the blockage level inside, they examine the pressure gauges at your filter inlet and outlet. If there is collected debris in your sand filter, your inlet pipe will have more pressure than your outlet.
In such cases, contact us to assist you in backwashing your filter. It is also vital to change sand after every five years. The capacity of the sand to trap debris particles decrease over time. The coarseness of the sand is usually compromised when the sand becomes round and smooth. The sand in your filter should be checked or replaced after every four to five years. Our experts regularly check your filter parts for breaks or cracks every time the sand is removed during scheduled maintenance or repair. The biggest particle that can move through the filter without being grabbed should be 40 to 50 microns according to our efficiency tests.
Backwashing the sand filter is another task that requires a lot of expertise. Your sand filters require backwashing every 7 to 28 days. If your swimming pool has been chemically serviced, you should avoid backwashing your filter within 12 hours. If your pressure gauge indicates 5 to 10 PSI, then it is the right time to contact us to assist you in backwashing your filter. The inner parts of the filter can be easily broken, especially when the backwash valve is moved when your pool pump is still running.
It is important to contact pool experts to perform the cleaning and other maintenance routines on your sand filter than doing it yourself. Our experts always follow globally acceptable procedures to provide all our esteemed customers with the best results.
In conclusion, hiring our professional technicians in swimming pool filtration system maintenance, service, and repair will assist you in maintaining your pool filters functioning properly all the year round. We have the right, affordable, and quality spares for your filtration system. Contact us today for the best pool filters maintenance and repair services.