As its name suggests, the filtration system keeps pool water crystal-clear. If it is defective or clogged, it will no longer be able to perform its function. sanitize your pool or prevent algae growth. Worse still, you’ll strain the filtration system and risk damaging it.

As you can see, in addition to using chlorine and a tarpaulin to protect your pool from dirt, there are a number of other steps you can take, maintaining your pool filter not only ensures healthy, clean water, but also the longevity of your entire filtration circuit. Provided you clean properly and regularly!

Wondering how to maintain your pool filter? According to the filtration type you have, cleaning requires several steps. To support you in this operation, Aboral offers advice and best practices for keeping your equipment in good health and enjoying clear water all year round. Follow the guide!

When should you clean your filtration system?

Are you wondering when to service your filter ? In reality, this will depend on a number of factors such as :

– Limescale level in water ;

– Volume of water to be filtered ;

– Filter type (sand, cartridge or diatomaceous earth).

If your filtration system has a nanometerA high pressure (between 1 and 1.5 bar) indicates that the sand is beginning to clog. Finally, the presence of dirt inside your pond means that the filtration capacity is too low.


How do I clean my pool filter?

1. Cleaning your pool’s sand filter

For clean your pool’s sand filterIt’s important to understand how the system works beforehand. As the name suggests, this type of filter retains various types of dirt by means of sand. Over time, some of these impurities – which could not be removed – end up agglomerating the sand. The result? Filtration becomes less efficient and the quality of your pool water may suffer.

To avoid this, Aboral recommends the following steps:

  1. Stop the device and open the drain valve;
  2. Set the multi-way valve to the wash or backwash position;
  3. Restart the pump for about ten minutes, then switch off when the water runs clear. During this stage, reversing the current removes the sand and removes it from the filter.
  4. Stop the pump again;
  5. This time, set the multi-way valve to rinse ;
  6. Restart the pump for 3 minutes;
  7. Stop the pump and set the valve to filtration;
  8. Finish the operation by restarting the device. When you wash your pond, there’s a risk that the water will run out. To prevent air from being sucked in, simply make sure that the water level remains above the skimmers.

After performing the filter backwashCheck that the sand is not clogged. If this is the case, you will need to proceed with the descaling the pool filter. This operation is generally carried out at least once a year: in the autumn, before wintering, or when you start up again once winter is over.

To descale the filter, perform a chemical cleaning. chemical cleaning. On the market, you’ll find a range of specific descaling products, to be poured directly into the sand in the tank.

Don’t hesitate to ask your pool specialist for advice on the most suitable treatment product forfilter cleaning !


2. Cleaning your pool’s diatomaceous earth filter

Considered the filtration system filtration system, the diatomaceous earth filter combines the principle of sand action with that of a star-shaped folded membrane (as found in cartridge filters).

Filter maintenance is quite similar to that of the sand filter. It also has the backwash function. This allows you to wash and rinse the filter, repeating the operation twice in succession to remove all impurities.

Approximately every two years, Aboral recommends that you detach the various parts of the device in order to descale them. To do this, immerse them for at least 24 hours in a descaling and degreasing product, then rinse with a high-pressure water jet.

Finally, replace them in the device and pour in a sufficient quantity of diatomaceous earth powder into the reservoir provided.


3. Cleaning your pool’s cartridge filter

Less efficient than the filter types mentioned above, the cartridge filter is often used for
. Above-ground pools (Intex, Gre, Bestway) and spas are also equipped with them.

To clean the filter in your Intex pool, spa or mini-pool, follow the steps below:

  1. Remove filter cartridge after stopping the pump and closing the valves;
  2. Remove dirt accumulated in the folds of the membrane using a high-pressure water jet. For thoroughly clean the cartridge and loosen dirt, remember to buy a brush.
  3. Clean the tank walls and replace the cartridge inside the tank.
  4. Restart filtration.

Is your cartridge scaled? Don’t hesitate to soak the cartridge soak the cartridge for 48 hours in a suitable descaling agent before rinsing and reinserting it into the device.

In addition to keeping the water clean, cleaning pool filters is essential. Failure to do so can lead to a number of operating problems, which could cost you more in the long run. To maintain impeccable water quality and avoid the development of algae inside your pool, don’t forget to regularly clean and disinfect your pool. treatment of your pool (chlorine, bromine, salt, etc.), automatic cleaning (vacuum cleaner) and pool cover protection.

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