Pool Filter Systems

Written by Seth Cotterell
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All swimming pools, above ground, on ground, and in ground alike all require filters to keep them in good condition. Without a filtration system in place, pools quickly fill with large debris such as sticks, seeds, and other trash. The filter also combats accumulation of smaller particles like bacteria and algae.

Pool Filter Systems

Since a filter is going to be in constant contact with water in different seasons and in different environments, durability is a major concern. Good filters are built to resist corrosion. It is a good idea to check the warranty on a pool filter to see what it says about corrosion before you invest in one.

The job of a filter is of course to filter out substances from your swimming pool. Pools vary in size and so do filters. It's important to get the right size filter for your pool. One that is too small or too large will not do the job properly and your pool will become unusable. If you have to, use a filter that is larger than necessary. One that is too small will result in your pool becoming dirty very quickly.

As with any piece of pool equipment, maintenance is going to be a concern. At some point you're going to have to remove the filter from its connections in order to do basic maintenance or repairs. Find one that is easy to connect and disconnect. Though some occasional work may have to be done on your filter, high quality filters that are well maintained will provide years of trouble free function.


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