Sand filter or cartridge filter?
Almost all big box retailers sell some version of an above ground pool. Whether they are soft-sided or steel-walled, these smaller pools are great options for first time pool owners. Most of these pools come with a cartridge filter between 6-12 square feet and a pump capable of moving between 500-1000 gallons of water per Read More
Why do I backwash?
Your sand filter works extremely hard to keep your pool clean by catching debris and contaminants in your water. Similar to how a vacuum cleaner bag needs emptied when full, your sand needs cleaned when it is full. This process is called “backwashing.” This process plays a major role in keeping your pool’s circulation system Read More
Maintaining your Sand Filter
Your sand filter works extremely hard to keep your pool clean. Sand filters can remove particles as small as 20 microns from your water. That’s less than half the width of a human hair! Filter sand is made from quartz silica, and uses its jagged edge to collect debris, which is removed when the pool Read More