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How to Clean Your Pool Filter: Pool Maintenance Tips from Splash Pool Services

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Think of the pool filter like a filter in a vacuum, if it’s all clogged and dirty, efficiency will go down and things won’t get sucked up. But unlike a vacuum, this is a more costly fix should something not work, so keeping the pool filter clean is one of the most effective ways that your pool will operate at its best.


The most common type of pool filter is a cartridge filter and keeping it clean is relatively easy. When it’s time for a cleaning, grab the hose, gently remove the filter and start washing — but not harshly, a gentle stream will do. If you spray the filter with a high pressure nozzle you can cause damage, ultimately having to buy yourself a new filter because the debris will either furrow itself deeper in the cartridge or you’ll tear or damage the filter.


There are cleaning solutions available for cleaning the filter, as well. Many of these solutions require the filter to soak in it for maximum benefit, so make sure to rinse off the solution after you’ve allowed it to soak.


If you still notice that the pool is not functioning at its best after you routinely clean your filter, it might be time for a new one. Depending on how old your filter is, there are better, more efficient ones on the market.



If you need help with your Michigan pool service, maintenance or repair, contact the professionals at Splash Pool Service. For more pool maintenance tips, subscribe to our blog or find us on Facebook.


Splash Pool Services is a Michigan pool service company specializing in pool cleaning, pool maintenance, pool remodeling, and fiberglass pool repair. With a reputation for quality and a commitment to integrity and customer satisfaction, you can count on Splash Pool Services for all your pool needs! 36150 Van Born Rd Wayne, MI 48184  (734) 331-2089


Splash Pool Services LLC in Wayne, MI provides pool service in  these cities: Allen Park, Ann Arbor, Belleville, Brownstown, Canton,  Carleton, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Farmington,  Farmington Hills, Flat Rock, Garden City, Gibraltar,  Hartland, Highland, Howell, Inkster, Lincoln Park, Novi, Northville, Plymouth, Redford, Riverview, Romulus, Southgate, Sumpter, Trenton, Wayne, Westland, Wyandotte, Ypsilanti


Splash Pool Services LLC also serves the following areas for an additional cost: Adrian, Birmingham, Bloomfield, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Commerce, Detroit, Eastpointe, Fenton, Grosse Pointe, Grosse Pointe Shores, Grosse Pointe Woods, Highland Park, Holly, Oak Park, Rochester, Rochester Hills, Roseville, Royal Oak, Saline, St. Claire Shores, South Lyon, Tecumseh, Troy,  Wixom, Brighton, Chelsea, Dexter, Hamburg, Hartland, Highland, Howell, Madison Heights, Milford, Monroe, New Hudson, Troy, Walled Lake, Warren, Whitmore Lake, West Bloomfield, Wixom

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