Have you noticed reduced flow of water and lower water pressure than normal? You might need to clean your filter.
Set a Regular Schedule
Setting a regular schedule to clean your cartridge filter is important and the importance of it often gets overlooked. Most suggest at least once a month. However, if usage and bather load is up, we at Waters Choice advise you to clean those filters more often.
Begin by turning equipment off. Don’t forget to open the air relief valve on pressure filters, which releases the pressure that builds up in the filter tank. Otherwise, serious injury could happen.
Open the filter and remove the cartridges or simply lift them from the body under the skimmer. It’s worth noting that you may have multiple stacked cartridges. A good starting point is to direct a stream of water from a garden hose to remove any loose debris. Make sure to wash all pleats and focus on the space in between. Don’t forget to work from the top down when doing this.
Sometimes, if the filter is not very dirty, you can spray a filter cleaner product on it and let it soak for a bit. Make sure you rinse the filter before replacing it.
If using Waters Choice enzymes you will most likely not need the use of degreaser product. Enzymes work hard in your water, so you don’t have to use those products. If you are consistent with keeping your water’s pH balanced, a descaler may not be necessary either. Just make sure to rinse the cartridge filter thoroughly with water before replacing it into the chamber.
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