Pool Info: Pool Filters

Pool Filters

Trying to decide on which type of filter to buy?

There are three main types of swimming pool filters, D.E. (which stands for Diatomaceous Earth) Sand and Cartridge pool filters. Different regions of the country seem to have different preferences; personally my order would have D.E. first, then Sand, then cartridge filters. However, the suitability of a filter to a pool can have more to do with size, than with type. Always go at least one size larger than you think you need. Buy the largest filter you can afford, it's money well spent.

 

Even though I have just stated a preference of D.E. filters over Sand over Cartridge filters, I would rather have  a large cartridge filter than a small D.E. filter. So remember, in pool filters, size matters! Many filters installed in the 70's and 80's were much too small for the size of pool they filter, and with the deterioration of age are just barely operating. All filters at Poolcenter.com are good, solid technology. Major manufacturers try really hard to produce no "junk." So once again, filter size is more important than brand, name, type, color, etc.

For more information on DE Filters, Cartridge Filters and Sand Filters, click our links below.
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