How to Reuse Pool Filters?
Pool filters can be reused for up to three months before they need to be replaced. This means that you don’t have to buy a new filter every time your pool needs one. Pool filters are expensive and often cost more to replace than they do to clean. This can be frustrating since many people want to ensure that their pool is always sparkling clean but don’t have the time or money for a complete replacement. To help you out, this blog post will provide some tips on how to reuse your filter rather than throw it away.
To reuse a filter, start by rinsing it off and removing any hair or other debris from the pleats. Next, use an old toothbrush and dish soap to scrub the dirt out of the pockets in between the pleats. Rinse again with water and then place into your pool filter basket. You’re done.
Pool filters work to keep your pool clean by trapping dirt and debris in the pleats. It’s crucial to ensure that you’re doing whatever you can to keep them as clean as possible so they don’t become clogged or less effective at filtering out impurities from the water. Luckily, there are several ways for you to reuse a filter rather than have to purchase a new one.
Steps on Reusing a Pool Filter
- Start by removing the filter from your pool and taking it out of its frame. You want to do this carefully so as not to damage the filter.
- The next thing you’re going to want to do is to take off any debris that may be on the outside of the pleats, such as leaves or grass clippings. This will make a huge difference in how effectively they can clean your water when using them again.
- Next, lay the filter out in a safe location where it can dry. Depending on how dirty your pool is, this may take several days or weeks to complete.
- Before using it again, you will want to inspect the pleats for any damage that could have occurred during storage and cleaning processes. Sometimes there are small tears, though these shouldn’t prevent the pleats from functioning as they should.
- Determine whether you will need to repair or replace those pleats. If you are unsure, speak with a professional pool maintenance service to determine what needs to be done.
- Finally, once the filter is dry and any minor repairs have been made, store it in an area that will not cause damage or pose a threat of further harm for future use. If you need to reuse it immediately, then you can skip this step.
- To reuse the filter immediately, follow all the steps outlined above. Instead of storing the filter, go ahead to place it back in your pool.
With proper maintenance and cleaning, your pool filter can serve you for a couple of months without needing replacement. It is a cost-effective alternative to buying new filters every other month.